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Minister Lauds Igbomina Communal Development Efforts

: President, Sons and Daughters of Ogbomina, Mr. Timothy Niyi
Adebayo (left), conferring a Merit Award on the Minister of
Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed (right), at the 2019
Igbomina Day in Isanlu-Isin, Kwara State, on Saturday
PIC 2: The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,
delivering his address at the 2019 Igbomina Day in Isanlu-Isin, Kwara

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has

lauded the communal effort of the Igbomina, a sub-national group that

cuts across three states, in complementing the efforts of the

government in the provision of infrastructure and social services for

the community.


The Minister gave the commendation during the 2019 Igbomina Day

celebration in Isanlu Isin, Kwara State, on Saturday.


“I want to most sincerely congratulate the organizers of the 2019

Igbomina Day, especially for making the issue of development the focus

of the celebration.


“I say this because community development projects like this

complement the efforts of the Federal and State Governments to bring

development to the people. And we can’t have enough of them,” he said.


Alhaji Mohammed, himself an Igbomina, said the developmental needs of

the community motivated him to facilitate the development of

infrastructure and provision of social services for the people of the



“The rehabilitation of some township roads in Oro and Omu Aran, which

I facilitated and where work is either completed or ongoing, is an

example of such efforts.


“I am also happy to announce that one of my friends, whom I approached

for support, has agreed to provide medical equipment for the Primary

Health Centre at Oro as well as educational materials for the

University of Ilorin. I am making more contacts which I expect to come

to fruition soon, and help bring development to our community,” he



The Minister said the community is also a beneficiary of the Federal

Government project for the rehabilitation of the Ilorin-Kabba road,

which will resume as soon as the rains are over and funds are made



He said another huge project coming to Kwara State is the recent

award, by the Federal Government, of a N58 billion contract for the

construction of the Bida-Sachi-Patigi Road and the Napenko Bridge

along that road, which links Kwara with two other States, Niger and



Alhaji Mohammed said when completed, the bridge, which is the shortest

link between the north and the south, will boost economic activities

for people in Kwara, Kogi and Niger States.


The biennial Igbomina Day Celebration is the largest congregation of

all members of the socio-cultural group across Kwara, Osun and Oyo


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