Kwara to spend N1.1bn on new secretariat complex

By Bakare Majeed

OrderPaperToday – The Kwara State Governor, Mr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commenced the construction of a N1.1bn new secretariat complex for civil servants in Ilorin, the state capital.

Ahmed said the new secretariat became necessary in view of the fact that office accommodation had become insufficient due to the increasing workforce in the state civil service.

He said the project is being funded through the state infrastructural development fund which pools funds for critical infrastructural projects.

He said “the new secretariat complex was recommended by the need to open a new vista of modernized and motivated civil service in Kwara State”

The governor said the state government is funding several ongoing critical and new projects through the funding window of the IFK.

According to him, the projects include the Geri Alimi Diamond Underpass, the dualisation of Kulende-UITH Road and the Kwara State University campuses at Ekiti and Ilesha Baruba.

He said no state could achieve real development without targeting infrastructure, especially those that enhance human capital development.

The governor stated that his administration has succeeded in maintaining the delicate balance between infrastructure development and workers’ welfare.

“The government is funding several critical on-going and new projects through the funding window of IFK, including the Geri Alimi Diamond Underpass, the Dualisation of Kulende-UITH Road and Kwara State University Campuses at Ekiti and Ilesha Baruba.

“No state can achieve real development without targeted infrastructure, especially those that enhance human capital development, stating that his administration has succeeded in maintaining the delicate balance between infrastructure development and workers’ welfare”

Ahmed said, “The new secretariat complex was recommended by the need to open a new vista of modernised and motivated civil service in Kwara State.

“My government is aware that our Ministries, Department and Agencies have had to cope with acute shortage of office accommodation due to our expanding civil service.”

The state’s Head of Service, Mrs. Zahra Omar, had earlier said that due to the continued expansion in the service, and expanded workforce,  the provision of new office accommodation for the civil servants became imperative.

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