21st May, 2012
As part of its objective of strengthening healthcare delivery in the state through 500 metres access to quality primary healthcare centres, the Kwara State Government is to spend more than N200m on the rehabilitation of five general hospitals in Offa, Omu Aran, Kaiama, Ilorin and Share.
The state governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed who disclosed this during the 2012 Omu Aran day and N2b Development Fund launch by the Omu Aran community said this was in line with his administration’s shared prosperity agenda.
The governor advocated for a greater involvement of communities in self help projects for the acceleration of developmental efforts of government for speedy development of the state and described the people of the state as veritable stakeholders in the realization of his administration’s shared prosperity programme designed to boost the provision of infrastucture and human capital for economic growth.
Alhaji Ahmed who said the challenges of governance had made it expedient for greater partnership between the various communities and the state government calls “for greater participation in the development of our state not only through a positive engagement with government policies, but also through communal self- help projects.”
The governor also disclosed that 244 classrooms in the state-owned schools were undergoing renovation in order to create a conducive atmosphere for learning using enhanced education infrastructure.
In his address, the President, Omu Aran Development Association, Chief Peter Oyinloye said the funds realized would be used for the rehabilitation of Omu Aran township roads, upgrading of facilities at Omu Aran High School and the construction of a modern palace for the traditional ruler of the town.