The Senator representing Kwara North Senatorial District at National Assembly, Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi has promised to continue to work for the progress and uplift of his constituency, even as he assured of more dividends of democracy.
Lafiagi gave the pledge at the weekend during visits to various sites of ongoing projects across his constituency in continuation of his on-the-spot inspection across the five local governments that make up his constituency.
Some of the projects inspected included Kange Water Project, Gwagoo-Ninguba Electrification Project, Edogi Bridge and Weru Bridge in Moro among others.
He was received in all the places visited by groups of joyous crowd, including elders, youth and women amidst dancing and singing in appreciation of the projects.
Traditional rulers and emirs of the benefitting communities expressed joy and appreciation to the senator for keeping his promises to bring more dividends of democracy to the people and urge him not to relent his efforts to positively impact the people.
At the Palace of Etsu Tsaragi, Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu, Lafiagi thanked the people for their support and understanding with APC led government at various levels, adding that his constituency office had focused on three major infrastructure projects including water, electrification and bridge construction to link various communities together which are all taking place simultaneously at various locations in Tsaragi district”.
He told the Emir that his constituency electrification project in Tsaragi would connect three communities with transformers procured and installed, while the bridge and other box culverts were to connect about 23 communities in the district.
The Etsu Tsaragi, Alhaji Abdullahi Aliyu, who thanked the Senator for embarking on various projects in his Emirate, charged the benefitting communities to develop a sustainable maintenance culture of the projects.
He said Lafiagi has done his bit to fulfill his election promises but now left for the communities to ensure they enjoy full benefits of these projects through prompt and adequate maintenance.
At Kange water project with points of discharge in all corners of the community, the senator charged them to remain patient, adding that the 8th National Assembly under the leadership of Dr Bukola Saraki was working closely with President Mohammadu Buhari to make life better for all Nigerians.
The village head of Kange, Mr Philip Ndaiye Kolo, appreciated Senator Lafiagi for his effort to assist people of the community including Hon Timothy Saba Jiya and assured him that the entire Kange community was solidly behind him in the task to realise his dream of modern Kwara in no distant time.
At the site of ongoing electricity project connecting Gwagoo, Ninguba and Daada with 300KVA transformer for each of the benefiting communities, Lafiagi expressed satisfaction with the level and quality of work done which has reached advanced stage and assured the benefiting communities of speedy completion of the project.
He expressed optimism that the people will start to enjoy the project that covered concrete poles, high tension wire, drop light cables and accessories before the end of this quarter.
According to him, he would never promise what he would not fulfil and pleaded that the people should reciprocate the gesture by supporting APC led government at all levels.
Village Head of Gwagoo, Mallam Ndako Tsado assured him of their loyalty and support at all times and lamented the total neglect of the communities before Lafiagi came to their rescue.
While inspecting the construction of Edogi Community Bridge which connected about 23 communities in Tsaragi, Engineer handling the construction, Emmanuel Kolo expressed confidence on the level of financial commitment of the senator to the completion of the project and explained but for misrepresentation on the part of Edogi community over the exact spot of the bridge location which initially stalled the project, it would have been ready.
Other works that were also inspected were Ndafa Tifin box culvert expansion and back filling site, which had earlier been threatened with gully erosion
He assured the people that all the bridges would be accessible before the next raining season and thanked Lafiagi for mobilising him to site again and for his total commitment to the completion of the project.
Village Head of Edogi, Mallam Yandadaman, who was full of praises for the Senator for the tour despite his busy schedule, said all the benefiting communities would continue to support Lafiagi to continue to do more for the people.
At Weru bridge in Moro Local Government, the community, it was gathered, had earlier sent representation to the government without response before Senator Lafiagi intervened.
The contractor, Engr Tajudeen Abdul informed Lafiagi that the project was suspended during the raining season as a result of huge volume of water which made it practically impossible to continue then and thanked the senator and facilitating agency for prompt release of fund which sped up and improved the project to the present level.
He described the commitment by Senator Lafiagi to ease the plight of the people in the areas as a result of his natural love for the people of his constituency.
Senator Lafiagi appreciated the quality and level of work done so far at the site and thanked the contractor for following the terms and agreement of the contract adding that the benefiting communities will receive more dividend of democracy in Moro.
Executive Chairman of Moro Local Government, Alhaji Abdulmumini Saka Eleyele who led other top political stalwarts from Moro to receive the senator at the project site, expressed appreciation to the senator on behalf of the people
“Oliver Thrust will always ask for more and I want to charge the people of the area to cooperate with the contractor to enable him deliver on time and particularly thanked the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki for embarking on various projects within the local government.