The Senator representing Kwara South Senatorial District, Senator Oyelola Ashiru has today flagged off road construction in Omuaran, Irepodun Local Government, Kwara State.
The event was marked by the mobilization of contractor to site and door to door awareness at the construction areas.
The contractors had familiarization visit to Olomu Palace, the Omuaran Descendant Union (ODA) President, Irepodun Local Government Secretariat and Ihaye Council of Chiefs.
The Olomu of Omuaran, Oba Abdulrasheed Adeoti, urged the contractor to make use of locally sourced content, and provide a qualitative service that will stand the test of time.
The ODA president, Major General Abidoye (Rtd), in his comments assured the workers of the town’s support and warm reception. “You are coming to uplift and improve architectural infrastructure of Omuaran, you are warmly welcome and be assured of our assistance,” he added.
Also, the council chairman, Hon. Jide Oyinloye appreciated the Senator for his love towards Omuaran, recounting his contribution towards Omuaran Day, the construction of Vocational Centre and the newly flagged off projects. He commended and pray for more upliftment.
In his responses at separate places, the contractor, Engr. Sarafadeen Olumo, assured the community of quality work and that materials and human resources will be locally sourced.
“The service we are to render is not just a construction, but to also solve erosion problem, the Distinguished Senator has given us mandate to patronize local content and we will never renege on this,” he said.
At the construction site in Omuaran, Hon. Abdulazeez Yakub, the APC chairman in Irepodun Local Government, appraised the cooperation and support of shop owners and residence at the construction area that were seen ready to work and make any adjustment as required by the engineers.
Recall that the Distinguished Senator has earlier visited Omuaran to meet Olomu, ODA, community elders and party members, to notify the community of intent to undertake road construction projects.
The road projects in Omuaran are, Iso-Oko Market, Ora, Ayoka to Okekan junction, which is simultaneously in construction with Tafa-Joba road to Awidere Junction, Afolabi hospital junction to Ile-Ola, in Offa Local Government.
This will be in addition to the previous road contraction done in Offa, which are, Bulala to Igbo-Oro road, Imam Compound, Idi-Isin to Popo, Popo to Film House.