Governor of Kwara State, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commended the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for allocating funds in the 2016 budget for deplorable federal roads in the state.
He described the move as the best thing to ever happen to the state in the last 16 years from the federal government.
Governor Ahmed, who gave the commendation yesterday during a media chat to mark the first year of his second term in office and the 2016 Democracy Day, listed the federal roads captured in the 2016 budget as Share-Patigi-Kogi boundary road, Kaiama-Kishi road and Ajase-Erinle road.
According to him, funding of the projects by the federal government will bring relief to the state’s resources as funds earlier earmarked for the roads, will now be channeled to other development projects of the state government.
“This is the best thing that has happened to Kwara in the last 16 years that I know. For the first time, we are getting federal projects in the state coming into the federal budget; projects that we could have spent our money on. When was the last time we were noticed and got projects at the federal level?” Mr. Ahmed queried.