The Executive Governor of Kwara state, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed in Ilorin commissioned an Asphalt plant which is to commence operations with immediate effect.
Gov. Ahmed during the commissioning ceremony commended the patience exercised by the people of Kwara over the current situation of roads across the state and opined that the Asphalt plant is a strategy by his administration to provide continuous and timely rehabilitation of road infrastructure.
Gov. Ahmed while giving his remark at the occasion, said ”history was made today as I commissioned the state’s first Asphalt plant. The new plant will not only generate jobs, it will also reduce cost of road maintenance and contribute to IGR. Also, the plant will ensure efficient road maintenance and early completion of road projects”.
According to the governor, the plant was acquired with the sum of 200 million naira and is expected to produce about 25 tons of asphalt paste per hour.
The commissioner for Works and Transport, Alhaji Aro Yahaya earlier in his remark said there have been a low response to road maintenance across the state due to the limited access to asphalt and expressed optimism that the new Asphalt plant will provide sufficient asphalt pastes for sectorial covering of roads and filling of pot holes across the State.