‘Kwara diagnostic centre owned by government’
The Kwara State government has debunked insinuations that the state Advanced Diagnostic Centre is owned by an individual or group of individuals.
Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, Dr, Muyideen Akorede, told newsmen in Ilorin that the project is 100 per cent owned by government.
The multimillion naira diagnostic centre is one of the mega projects executed with a N17 billion loan taken during the last administration of Dr. Bukola Saraki, it was gathered.
Already, the state government is set to secure a N23 billion bond from the capital market to finance major projects owing to shortfall in the statutory allocation, according to the Commissioner for Finance, Engr. Demola Banu.
He said repayment of the previous bond of N17 billion accessed in 2009 would be completed in the first week of August and that the new bond spread over seven years is expected to be repaid through the Value Added Tax (VAT) and internal revenue earnings.
The projects to be executed include the 80.6-kilometre Kaiama-Kishi road, KpadaPatigi road, Share-Kishi road, renovation and construction of classrooms across the state, indoor sports hall of the stadium complex, solar-powered street lights, among others.
“Every Kwaran today is proud of our KWASU, our diagnostic centre and the aviation college”, he said.