Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governor of Kwara state, says his administration is committed to fulfilling its campaign promises so as not to be stoned “like my predecessor”.
He said this during a meeting with top officials of the Kwara State Road Maintenance Agency (KWARTMA), in Ilorin, the state capital, on Sunday.
The governor listed road construction and social infrastructure among his targets.
Abdulrazaq expressed concern over the poor state of roads, saying the contractors employed by the previous administration will not be sacked but told to quickly complete ongoing projects.
“I have resolved to work for the people, especially in road construction and other social infrastructure,” he said.
“The state works ministry will compile the list of roads that are in bad shape so that the government can work out funding options for their rehabilitation.
“The state of our roads (in Kwara) is disappointing. This is particularly true of Kwara north. There is no road, for instance, to Gwanara especially now that it is raining and yet the contractor handling it is collecting money.
“That was why the previous administration was stoned (in Gwanara). We don’t want to be stoned.
“Kwara people have woken up and if I don’t fix the roads, they will protest, so we will sit down with the contractors, we are not sacking them, we want to be proactive so they can do their jobs.”
Abdulfatah Ahmed was governor of Kwara from 2011 to 2019.