We Meet Our Obligations Despite Economic Challenges – Ahmed

Kwara State
Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed says the State Infrastructure
Development Fund (IF-K) has strengthened the capacity of the government
to meet its obligations despite the current economic challenges.

The Governor
said this on Tuesday while flagging off the construction of the School
of Environmental Sciences of the Kwara State University at Osi in Ekiti
local government area of the State.
He noted that
with the development fund, his administration has made good on its
commitment to initiate and complete new and ongoing infrastructure
projects such as the Geri Alimi Diamond Underpass and a new campus for
the Kwara State University at Ilesha Baruba.
The governor
said that the three-campus model for Kwara State University (KWASU) as
enshrined in its blueprint underlines the government’s determination to
expand access to quality higher education while providing cutting edge
skills and research for industry.
He also noted
that in keeping with current local realities and global trends, the
three campuses of KWASU are designed to run on a sustainable platform.
Alhaji Ahmed further noted that the Ekiti campus will groom scientists
and thinkers that will proffer practical solutions to the various
problems that plague the country.
According to
him, the siting of the project will accelerate the socio-economic
development of Ekiti Local Government and the State in general.
Additionally,
Governor Ahmed said that four hundred mass housing units will be
constructed in Osi by the African Nations Development Programme (ANDP)
under its partnership with tha State government.
 He said this
will not only boost the local economy and create jobs in the formal and
informal sector, but will also attract other investments to the area
thereby creating more opportunities for Kwarans.
Earlier in her
address, the State’s Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Dr. Amina
Ahmed disclosed that the project was awarded at a contract sum of
N1.583b and is expected to be completed in 52 weeks.

She commended Governor Ahmed for his efforts and vision to make KWASU a leading institution in research and academics.

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