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 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