By Olayinka Owolewa
Ilorin – Kwara Government on Sunday said it had approved the release of N937.5 million to contractors handling projects in the State.
This is contained in a statement issued in Ilorin by the state Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Demola Banu.
According to the statement, the amount is for the third quarter payment under the Kwara Infrastructure Development (IF-K) payment grid for completed, ongoing and new projects.
The Commissioner said payment would commence in September, adding that the action would ensure timely completion of the ongoing and new projects.
He said the money would also cover payment for some completed projects.
He said beneficiaries include contractors handling Arandun-Rore Ipetu road, Ilesha-Baruba-Gwanara road, Share-Oke Ode road, Arobadi-Megida road, Offa-Ira road, Ilala bridge, Erin Ile-Ilemona road, College of Engineering Building (phase 1) and construction of Oko Idofin-Odo Ase road.
Others include those handling rehabilitation of Egbejila road, Ilorin, Oke-Opin township road, Anilelerin-Ita Erin road, Offa, Old Garage Central Mosque Mission road and Agbabiaka road, Gaa Akanbi Ilorin.
He called on the contractors to ensure completion of the projects according to contractual agreement and specifications