The 9th legislature in Kwara State says it will continue to collaborate with the executive in ensuring that no part of the state is marginalised in the area of infrastructural development, job opportunities and creation of wealth.
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Engr. Yakubu Danladi-Salihu made this assertion during the oversight tour to Kenu-Tabera district in Baruten Local Government Area of the state.
Rt. Hon. Salihu, who lamented that Kenu-Tabera and many other communities in Kwara State have been neglected for many years without feeling the presence of government, said that the administration of Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq was changing the narrative.
He said the House of Assembly being the arm of government saddled with some constitutional responsibilities such as appropriation of funds would ensure that all money allocated for projects and other things are judiciously spent.
The speaker assured the residents of Kenu-Tabera which is a border town with Republic of Benin that aside from the newly constructed motorized borehole, more developmental projects would be cited in the community soon.
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Kenu-Tabera ward, Mallam Adamu Issa-Sabi said people of the area would continue to support the present administration in the state just as he commended the speaker and other lawmakers for giving them sense of belonging with drilling of borehole in the community.
Earlier at the palace of the Emir of Gwanara, Rt. Hon. Salihu and another member representing Okuta-Yashikira constituency, Honourable Muhammed Baba Salihu thanked the council of chiefs for supporting the Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq administration.
Responding, the Emir of Gwanara, Dr Sabi Abdullahi Idris, (Kotokotigi the second) OFR, applauded the executive and legislature for working harmoniously in delivering dividends of democracy to Kwarans.
The monarch prayed Allah to give the Governor and members of the State House of Assembly more wisdom in piloting affairs of the state stressing that the Gwanara Emirate remains solidly behind the government.
At the Government Secondary School, Ilesha, Rt. Hon. Salihu and members of his entourage expressed satisfaction with the job done on renovation of four classrooms while the Principal of the school, Mr Bawa Sabi expressed appreciation but pleaded for fixing the school examination hall which he told the legislators is no longer conducive for learning.
There were goodwill messages from chairman APC Ilesha ward, Adamu Abubakar. spokesperson for Kenu community Mr James Bio and others pledged full loyalty to Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and the House of Assembly.
The Speaker and other lawmakers in the team also inspected the 1.1 kilometre Emir palace-market road, Gwanara, newly installed 300 KVA transformer at Suuru village and environs, water projects at Nugurumen and Okuta
At Patigi Local Government Area, the Deputy Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Hon Raphael Olanrewaju Adetiba reminded contractors to key into the use of indigenous artisans in the execution of their projects.
Hon Adetiba said this In the course of oversight tour of on-going projects in Patigi Local Government Area initiated by the state government.
Projects inspected by the lawmakers included Patigi Township -Emir’s road, comprehensive renovation of Government Secondary School, Patigi and Patigi Water Works.