Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State has promised to achieve 80% implementation 0f the 2018 budget and that it would be spent on capital projects.
The governor who disclosed this while inspecting ongoing project in Ilorin where he reaffirmed his government’s determination to bridging infrastructural deficits in the state.
The opposition party; the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in the past one year been taking the governor up on alleged poor performance rating particularly on capital infrastructures.
However, the governor while speaking on Tuesday said; “the administration achieved 70% budget implementation last year and we are determined to achieve between 80% and 90% this year”.
He explained that infrastructure is important in facilitating socio-economic development promising that government would not relevant in providing critical infrastructure for the development of kwara state.
Governor Ahmed said the ongoing inspection of projects was to get value for money and promised prompt release of funds to contractors for timely completion of projects.
The governor expressed satisfaction with the quality of works done on areas inspected, saying that the levels of the projects were commensurate with fund released so far.
“My visit is largely to ensure that the tax payers’ money is judiciously expended and to confirm that the projects conform to actual approvals, and I can tell you there’s value for money on the project.