In Nigeria, Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, has embarked on a visit to inspect the ongoing construction of the Bode Saadu/Kaiama/Kosubosu road project, emphasising its significance for the state and Nigeria as a whole.
With an estimated value exceeding N350 billion, Governor AbdulRazaq hailed the project as an important development that would enhance economic connectivity not only within Nigeria but also with neighbouring West African nations like the Republic of Benin. He highlighted its potential to strengthen trade protocols, particularly under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Expressing gratitude to the Federal Government and the BUA Group for their collaboration on the project, Governor AbdulRazaq praised the resilience and patience exhibited by the affected communities throughout the construction process.
During his inspection of the project, Governor AbdulRazaq reiterated the transformative impact of the road, emphasising its ability to significantly reduce travel time between Kwara and neighbouring states such as Niger and Oyo. He projected a construction period of approximately three years for the completion of the project.
In addition to the Bode Saadu/Kaiama/Kosubosu road, Governor AbdulRazaq highlighted other infrastructure initiatives facilitated by his administration, including the Lafiagi-Bacita road and the Eyenkorin to Offa road, which extends to Osun state. He emphasised the project’s role in improving access to agrarian communities and facilitating direct links between local government areas within Kwara State.
Governor AbdulRazaq commended the Federal Government’s selection of BUA Group as the contractor, citing the company’s reputation for competence and dedication. He expressed confidence in the timely and quality completion of all road projects under BUA’s supervision.
Yang Chang, representing BUA construction company on-site, assured the people of Kwara State that the projects would adhere to specifications and be completed within the stipulated three-year timeframe.
The road projects encompass various key routes, including Bode Saadu-Kaiama-Kosubosu; Bacita-Shonga-Lafiagi; Eyenkorin-Afon-Offa-Odo Ottin; and Okuta-Bukuro Road, extending connectivity to Benin Republic.