The Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu has given an assurance that the road linking Kaiama – Kpura through Kosubosu – Baruten local government headquarters will be opened up to connect the local governments.
The Speaker made the assurance while addressing the Emir of Kaiama – HRH, Sheu Omar Muazu in his palace, before proceeding to assess the current state of the road, which the Speaker said has suffered years of neglect despite its cultural and economic significance to Kaiama – Baruten communities and Kwara State as a whole.
“We are concerned about the socioeconomic wellbeing and security of the people of Kaiama – Baruten and we know opening up the road will address the challenges in these regards and that is why we have come to see things for ourselves”, Danladi-Salihu said according to a statement by his Special Assistant, Media, Ibrahim Sheriff.
The legislator, who said the road will be bulldozed as a succor to communities on that axis, assured the Emir and people of Kaiama-Baruten of swift consideration and approval for the road project by the present administration.
Commenting on Kishi-Kaiama road, the Speaker said “efforts are on the pipeline to get it fixed by Governor AbdulRazaq administration, notwithstanding the #1.2billion claimed to have been expended on it, by past administration, which we as lawmakers will look into”.
He noted the two lawmakers from Kaiama local government are representing them well and pressurizing leadership of House of Assembly and the Executive Governor over the plights of their constituents.
Member representing Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe constituency, Hon. Halidu Danbaba had earlier briefed that the current administration in its strides to ensure dividend of democracy permeates nooks and crannies of the State is ready to knot the sociocultural ties between Kaiama and Baruten local government people through connection of the linkage road.
The Emir of Kaiama, His Royal Highness, Sheu Omar Muazu in his response, expressed the hardship inflicted on the people of Kaiama and Baruten local governments, noting the incessant kidnappings in the area is as a result of the bad state of the road.
He prays Allah gives the Governor and present administration wisdom and will power to execute the projects for the greater good of generality of Kwarans, while also assuring the present administration maximum support to ensure it succeed.
The lawmakers in company of the Commissioner for Works and transport later proceeded to inspect dilapidating bridges on Kaiama – Kemanji road, which are at the verge of collapse and equally, visited the Kewozi of Wajibe, Alh. Hon. Ahmed Ibn Mohammed who also lamented the insecurity the state of the roads have enabled in recent times.
The Commissioner for Works and Housing – Rotimi Iliasu assure the people of the community to find solution to the two bridges inspected, to avoid being cut off from the rest of Kaiama local government.