By Bukola Adama
The Kwara State Government has approved the construction of 12 kilometers Osi-Obbo Aiyegunle-Ekiti boundary road and 10 kilometres Oke-Onigbin-Isanlu-Isin road in Isin and Ekiti Local Government Areas of the state respectively.
The state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Alh. Aro Yahaya who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on outcome of the State Executive Council meeting yesterday, said the roads will gulp N1.02billion and N435,797, 552.25 respectively.
He explained that the roads which were to be funded under the state special funding window tagged Infrastructure Development Fund(IF-K), were expected to be completed within 10 months.
Yahaya, said the council decided to embark on the construction of the roads to foster industrialisation, enhance socio-economic development and promote social welfare of the citizenry.
Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Alh. Babatunde Ajeigbe, said the council also approved the use of automation in the collection of revenue across the Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs) in the state.
He explained that with the approval of the automation, the MDAs were now expected to embrace cashless system by transacting with Point Of Sale(POS) machine and other forms of money transfer.
Ajeigbe also recalled that the present administration reinvigorate the state internal revenue by blocking wastage, improve manpower and introduce technology.
The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Communications, Dr Muideen Akorede assured that all ongoing projects would be completed at the expiration of the governor’s tenure.
He explained that the council had agreed to pay more attentions to infrastructural development next year.
Akorede told newsmen that the council also agreed to aggressively drive internal revenue generation in order to insulate the state against any unforeseen challenge from drop in allocation due to global trend.