Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State has approved N350 million for the completion of the new 304 office space Secretariat Complex in Ilorin.
Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Rafiu Ajakaye says the complex is made up of four blocks with each of the blocks having 76 office spaces.
Speaking on Wednesday in Ilorin, Ajakaye said the governor was concerned that some of the state’s civil servants were still in rented office accommodation, 52 years after Kwara was created, and that he approved the payment of the sum after securing a discount of N50 million from the contractors.
“Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq felt a need to urgently complete the project for the use of civil servants even as he pushed for heavy discount from the contractors.
“As a result, the Governor has approved the release of N350 million with which the contractors will finish the work.
“They will receive N81 million after the work is satisfactorily done. That would leave them with the (third payment) retention fee of N34 million after six months,” Ajakaye added.