Kwara state Ministry of Works and Transportation: Suleiman’s strides in 12 Months

 Kwara state Ministry of Works and Transportation: Suleiman’s strides in 12 Months

On Friday, December 13, 2019, news broke that an illustrious son of Oloru — Moro Local Government, Kwara State— Hon. (Engr.) Suleiman-Rotimi Iliasu had assumed office as the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Kwara State. To everyone who knows him for the commitment, diligence and excellence he would always bring into whatever he does, it was a delightful news item and their first impulse was to congratulate Kwara State on its fortune of having such a prodigy at the helms of that Ministry’s affairs, with — his attitude of excellence— every promise of taking the Ministry to its altitude.

That H.E Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq is a man of restless questing spirit, razor-blade intellect and remarkable physical energy is an incontrovertible truism. Consequently, Engr. Suleiman-Rotimi knew he had to be ready to work in order to meet standards in all that he would do in his designated Ministry.

As soon as Engr. Suleiman assumed duty, he reached for the accelerator and put the Ministry at full throttle. Expectedly, within the twelve (12) months he spent in office, the former Commissioner’s Midas touch can be felt in Kwara State in diverse ways— in spite of the myriad of challenges economic, political, social etc. that the new administration inherited from the past one— as a result of his shrewdness, the unwavering support and counselling he received from H.E Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq and the good people of the State.

Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq assumed office amidst massive hope and expectation from the people of Kwara State that here at last is a leader who would stop the slide and lead the State to progress, development and the realization of its destiny. The mood all over State, at the time he took over was, incontestably, euphoric. And as of now, it is even grandly euphoric as a result of his chains of achievement in office in less than two (2) years.

In line with the promises made, Kwara State under Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has begun to show that it will be a creditably different State— in terms of excellence, development etc— than the one we had become used to. When the former Director Centre for Peace and Strategic Studies, UNILORIN, Mahfouz Adedimeji rightly submitted in his piece titled, “Leadership is action” that: “There are three types of people: those who make things happen, those who watch things happen and those who wonder how things happen. Action men are leaders who make things happen while others only watch while the thoughtful ones just wonder.” he must have had Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq in his mind as the action man who makes things happen— An action leader. Hon. (Engr.) Suleiman-Rotimi Iluasu, therefore, immensely thank Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for finding him worthy of serving the state under his watch.

It is the administrative acumen and the ever supportive nature of the Governor that has granted Hon. (Engr.) Suleiman-Rotimi Iliasu, the former Commissioner for Works and Transport, and other people in the Governor’s cabinet the opportunity to achieve some laudable landmarks in their various offices in the last 12 months.

Importantly, in what follows, I shall chronicle the achievements of Hon. (Engr.) Suleiman-Rotimi Iliasu at the Ministry of Works and Transportation, Kwara State, in the last 12 months.

1.​Construction and repair of Box culvert at Pampo Town, Asa LG
2.​Construction and repair of Box culvert at Pampo Town, Asa LG
3.​Grading of Alapa to Arobadi Asa LG
4.​Grading of Ilesha Baruba to Ogboro, Oyo State Boundary, Baruten
5.​Construction of Market junction, Emir’ Palace road, Gwanara,(1.1km), Baruten
6.​Culvert at Gure, Baruten
7.​Construction of Ilesha Baruba – Gwanara Road, Baruten (Ongoing 33km)
8.​Kaiama Kosubosu Rural Road Reconstruction, Baruten/Kaiama (Ongoing 87 km)
9.​Rehabilitation of bridges/Culverts Egwa Bridge, Lafiagi Edu.
10.​Construction of Secretariat Road, Lafiagi (1.54km), Edu
11.​Construction of Tsaragi Market -Batakpan Box Culvert (1.5km), Edu
12.​Construction OF TSWATA-BODZO ROAD, TSONGA (1.31km)
13.​Grading of Osi – Obbo Aiyegunle Road, Ekiti
14.​Construction of Obbo Ile – Isapa Box Culvert, Ekiti LG
15.​Construction of Osi Township road (3.5km), Ekiti
16.​Award for the construction Osi – Obbo Aiyegunle Road, Ekiti
17.​Construction of Oro Ago – Oyate Road (2.3km), Ifelodun
18.​Rehabilitation of CAC,Ogere, Babanloma (1.7km), Ifelodun
19.​Construction of Oriza bridge – Oro-Ago, Ifelodun
20.​Box culvert and retaining wall at oro ago, Ifelodun
21.​Construction of IMU Culvert -Alabe, Ifelodun
22.​Construction of Ipata Market Interna Road (490m), Ilorin East
23.​Rehabilitation of Zango Akerebiata Road (1.2km), Ilorin East
24.​Construction of Sobi Specialist Hospital – Gaa Osibi – Medina (2km), Ilorin East
25.​Rehabilitation of Jagun – Sobi Specialist Hospital – Sobi Junction, Ilorin East
26.​Construction of Interlock Access Road at Ita-Ajia Linking Iso Eja, Baba Isale Idiape Area Ilorin, Ilorin East (On-Going)
27.​Construction of Awolowo- Danialu road (1.3km), Ilorin South
28.​Rehabilitation of Tipper Garage to Judges Quarters-New GRA, Ilorin South
29.​Rehabilitation of Basin Taoheed road to Judges Quarters, Ilorin South
30.​Rehabilitation of Unity road, Ilorin South
31.​Rehabilitation of Post Office to Garage Offa road, Ilorin (MICHEAL IMODU), Ilorin South
32.​Construction of Master Drain at Olunlade opposite Micheal Imodu, Ilorin South
33.​Rehabilitation: Dangote Flour Mill Frontage and Asa Dam Road (Geri Alimi to Garage Offa, Ilorin, Ilorin South
34.​Rehabilitation: Adelodun Road Road, Flower Garden Area GRA Ilorin, Ilorin South
35.​Rehabilitation: Agba Dam to CBN Quarters to NNPC PipeLine Road and reconstruction of box Culvert, Ilorin South
36.​Construction of Lower Asa Dam Road (829m) , Ilorin South
37.​Rehabilitation: Fate Tanke Road, Ilorin, Ilorin South
38.​Rehabilitation: OkeAndi-Obafemi-Taoheed Road, Ilorin South
39.​Rehabilitation of Niger road, Ilorin, Ilorin South
40.​Road Rehabilitation: Saboline, Ilorin East, Ilorin South
41.​Road Rehabilitation: Awolowo road, Ilorin South
42.​Road Rehabilitation: Fate Basin, Ilorin South
43.​Road Rehabilitation: Commissioner’s lodge, Ilorin South
44.​Road Rehabilitation: kilanko road, Ilorin South
45.​Road Rehabilitation: Gaa- akanbi road, Ilorin South
46.​Road Rehabilitation: Opomalu, Ilorin South
47.​Road Rehabilitation: ikokoro-olufadi-edun, Ilorin South
48.​Road Rehabilitation: omosebi, Ilorin South
49.​Road Rehabilitation: Erin-ile road, Ilorin South
50.​Road Rehabilitation: Airforce road oloje, Ilorin South
51.​Construction of Jani Ibrahim Close. GRA Ilorin, Ilorin South
52.​Construction of Alh. Sani Lawal close off Offa Rd. GRA Ilorin, Ilorin South
53.​Construction of Peace Street Road, Tanke, Ilorin South (On-Going)
54.​Construction of Queen Elizabeth School (1.5km Internal Road), Ilorin West
55.​Construction of Alore Banni Adabiya road(1.1km) , Ilorin West
56.​Construction of College of Education road linking Unilorin Minicampus (800m), Ilorin West
57.​Rehabilitation on Geri-Alimi Split Diamond Interchange (Section I), Ilorin West
58.​Rehabilitation of Taiwo road, Ilorin West
59.​Rehabilitation of ItaAdu Junction to Jagun Junction road, Ilorin West
60.​Rehabilitation of Jagun Junction to Sobi Specialist to Lanre Gada – Sobi road, Ilorin West
61.​Rehabilitation: New Yidi Road, Ilorin, Ilorin West
62.​Rehabilitation: Saw Mill Cemetery Road, Ilorin, Ilorin West
63.​Rehabilitation: Adeta Roundabout to Oloje Junction, Ilorin, Ilorin West
64.​Rehabilitation: Itakudimo Pakata Road, Ilorin, Ilorin West
65.​Grading and Construction of Collector Drainage, Flamingo Road, Off Stadium Road, Taiwo Ilorin
66.​Construction of internal road in Ipata Oloje Market, Ilorin West
67.​Rehabilitation: Oko Erin to Asa Dam and reconstruction of box Culvert, Ilorin West
68.​Rehabilitation: Kano Road Adewole, Ilorin, Ilorin West
69.​Construction: Ita-Kudimo, Ode Ishowo, Pakata area, Ilorin, Ilorin West
70.​Adeta Primary School Linking Kuntu, Ilorin, Ilorin West
71.​Reconstruction of Oke-Apomu Ayilara Road, Ilorin West
72.​Rehabilitation: Pakata Road to Alore, Ilorin West
73.​Sectional Over Along Ita-Amo -Madi, Ilorin West
74.​Interlock Access: Masankore Gambari to Akalanbi, Ilorin West
75.​Road Rehabilitation: Yidi Road Culvert, Ilorin West
76.​Road Rehabilitation: Atiku – Agbo oba road, Ilorin West
77.​Road Rehabilitation: Gari alimi – oja oba, Ilorin West
78.​Road Rehabilitation: Gaa Odota, Ilorin West
79.​Road Rehabilitation: Olorunsogo, Ilorin West
80.​Road Rehabilitation: Agbo oba, Ilorin West
81.​Road Rehabilitation: Oja oba – centre igboro, Ilorin West
82.​Construction of Interlock Access Road at Ayilara And Patching Of Adangba Road, Ilorin West (On-Going)
83.​Construction of Interlock Access Road at Idigba Aibinu Akpaokagi Extension, Ilorin West (On-Going)
84.​Construction of Museum Road, Esie (3Km), Irepodun
85.​Grading of Owa Kajola to Isanlu Isin, Isin LG
86.​Rehabilitation of General Hospital, Road, Kaiama (800m), Kaiama
87.​Construction of Gwaria Road, Kaiama (1.6km), Kaiama
88.​Rehabilitation of Kaiama Roundabout to Emir’s Palace (Additional Work), Kaiama
89.​Rehabilitation: Kaiama Wawa box Culvert along Kainji Road, Kaiama
90.​Maigida Bani Rural road rehabilitation (KAIAMA / MORO)
91.​Kishi Kaiama Road Grading (Rural Road Work), Kaiama (On-Going)
92.​Construction of Shao Township road (1.2km), Moro
93.​Rehabilitation of Shao-Junction Malete Road, Moro
94.​Construction of Culvert along Okeoyi Lanwa, Moro
95.​Construction of Box Culvert at Afoda, Moro
96.​Construction of Box Culvert Along Ejidongari Road, Moro
97.​Construction of Idofin OdoAse Culvert, Oke Ero
98.​Construction of Tipper Garage- Amuyo – Adesoye College (3km)
99.​Road Rehabilitation: Secretariat road, Offa Township (Completed)
100.​Road Rehabilitation: General Hospital- Hallelujah, Offa Township (Completed)
101.​Road Rehabilitation: Taiwo Road, Offa Township (Completed)
102.​Road Rehabilitation: Oloffa way, Offa Township (Ongoing)
103.​Road Rehabilitation: Railway Crossing, Offa Township Ongoing
104.​Construction of Erin Ile Town Hall/Station road (960m) Oyun
105.​Construction of Emir’s Road, Patigi (1.2km), Patigi
106.​kusudu-kpada road and Patigi – Gadaworo road, Patigi
107.​Total Revival and Repair of Over 10 Years Abandoned D8 Bulldozer
108.​Total Revival and Repair of Over 10 Years Abandoned Grader 1 (Manual)
109.​Repair of Grader 2 For Earth Work (Auto Drive)
110.​Grading of Tanke Central Mosque Road
111.​Grading of Oko Oba, Oke Odo Community Tanke
112.​Al-Hikmah University Rural Road Construction
113.​Construction of Box Culvert at Adewole, Agbooba Link Road, Ilorin (Bibire)
114.​Grading 0f Odeyemi Street, Sanrab Tanke.

Importantly, Hon. (Engr.) Suleiman-Rotimi Iliasu immensely appreciates the Speaker of Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Salihu Yakubu-Danladi, whom he described as “a commendable youth ambassador who is sincere, diligent and full of wisdom”.

In his words, “I greatly thank the House of Assembly Members from Moro; House committee chairman on works and members of the committee; The entire Hon. Members of the 9th Assembly, my fellow colleagues, Moro AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Prodigies (MAAP) and the good people of Moro and Kwara State. They were tremendously supportive and always after the success of my project. By extension, they were after the uplift of Kwara State in the sphere of works, transport, and other infrastructural developments.” He rightly closed his appreciation to everyone with a quote by Mahatma Gandhi where he remarked, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Indeed, any service(s) to humanity is a service rendered to God. Hon.( Engr.) Suleiman has served humanity; and under him, the Ministry of Works worked and walked.

Folorunso, Fatai Adisa.
7 January, 2021

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