Kwara attributes delay in roads repair to lack of bitumen

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By Saka Laaro,Ilorin.

The Kwara Government has attributed the delay in the completion of repair of pothole ridden roads in some parts of llorin metropolis, the state capital to lack of bitumen.

The special Adviser to Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed on Communication and strategy, Mr Tunji Moronfoye disclosed this in llorin,in an exclusive interview with our correspondent in his office.

The governor Aide said the state Government refused to use the locally produced bitumen for the repair of the pothole ridden roads following its inferioriity. He said the imported bitumen ordered by the state government had arrived and the continuation of the repair of some bad portions of roads in llorin had commenced on Wednesday.

He said the government decided on importation of bitumen following the adulterated nature of locally produced one in Nigeria. Moronfoye condemned what he described as insinuations in some quarters that the repair work was suspended due to damaged machine at the recently commissioned asphalt plant in llorin.

The governor’s Aide said the new asphalt plant was in functioning and capable of producing over 50 percent asphalt needed in the state for roads construction and rehabilitation. Moronfoye assured the residents of the state that the remaining potholes ridden roads in the state capital are currently receiving attention.

NewsDirect recalled that the state government began the repair of damaged portions of several roads in llorin in Novemer 2016 and abandoned it after working for over three weeks.