The Management of Kwara State University, Malete, paid a working visit to the Kwara State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Suliman Rotimi Iliasu in his office, on 2nd June, 2020 to solicit his support on the rehabilitation of Shao/Malete road.
The Vice –Chancellor, Professor Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi SAN , while addressing the commissioner, congratulated His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kwara State Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on attaining one year in office. He noted that the dynamic and amiable governor has transformed Kwara State positively stressing that Mallam AbdulRasaq has demonstrated exemplary patriotism, selflessness and dedication throughout his first year in office.
The Vice Chancellor however, called on the commissioner for works to come to the rescue of the institution on the rehabilitation of Shao /Malete road. Professor Akanbi stated that the condition of the road is deplorable stressing that the damages caused by the road on vehicles are devastating. He disclosed that the road has made many road users susceptible to avoidable accidents.
Professor Akanbi said the Institution desires for the road to be dualised and made accidents free. He stated that the Shao/Malete crossroads is also a major concern, as the spot has claimed lives and he is hopeful the government would build an overhead bridge over the crossroad or a roundabout to ease crossing.
The Vice-Chancellor disclosed that the rehabilitation of Shao, Malete road will not only benefit KWASU but the surrounding communities as well. He disclosed further that currently, the institution has engaged in large scale farming and is counting on the government to rehabilitate the road to ease movement of goods and services.
The Honourable Commissioner for Works, while addressing the team, said the Shao /Malete road is a fifteen kilometre road, stating that a kilometre will cost the government One Hundred million naira to rehabilitate. He disclosed further that surveyors were sent to access the state of the road and he has received the cost implication of rehabilitating the road.
Suliman Rotimi Iliasu stressed that state government is currently overwhelmed with requests from all quarters but promised to start work on the road in the next one month.
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