Railway Mass Transit is scheduled to take off in Kwara State, come
October 2010. This fact was made known by Engr. Kola Shittu, the Kwara
State Commissioner for Works and Transport, while speaking with the
media last week.
According to him the Kwara State government
under the administration of Dr. Bukola Saraki planned the rail system
to ease the movement of the people of the State.He said the state
government had so far expended the sum of N200million on the project.
The service will initially run from Offa Railway Station through Kwara
Polytechnic, Ilorin.The construction of the railway stations have been
completed, while coaches are at an advanced stage of completion.
also disclosed the Murtala Mohammed Road in Ilorin has already been
awarded for rehabilitation, complementary to the recently opened
flyover constructed at the Post Office area in Ilorin. He stated that
work would start on the road on Monday (July 12th, 2010), and enjoined
the people of the state to cooperate with the contractor during the
period of execution of the project.
Speaking on the newly
established Kwara State Traffic Management Authority. He explained that
the agency would soon start operations fully. The agency is charged
with the responsibility of easing vehicular within the state.He advised
members of the public to respect the mandate of officers of the agency,
and cooperate with them fully.
you guys are the ones who are trully enjoying the dividends of democracy. sometimes when i hear of the infractures beign put in place in the northern nigeria, i just cant help but start to wounder what the problem is. its obvious that those of you there are lucky to be nigerians unlike those of us from the east who have to do everything by themselves. at times i begin to have pity on our state governors because you see them maintaining federal infractures or do i say problems created by the federal government. here in the east there is no way a state government can inititate this type of project and not strain other sectors of the state's economy, so my brother you have every cause to be happy for beign true nigerians.to those of you from kwara, enjoy it is God given. we wish and pray that one day we can be true nigerians.