IFYDA urges Kwara govt to consider Ganmo/Amoyo axis for ‘Smart City’ project

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As a sequel to the rejection of the proposed Smart City by some members of an Ilorin group, the Ifelodun Youth Development Association (IfYDA) has urged the Kwara State Government to consider Ifelodun LGA for the proposed developmental project.

IfYDA commends Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led government’s ingenuity on the Smart City initiative aimed at upgrading, expanding and maintaining infrastructure in the north-central state.

The group says having such a massive developmental project delivered by the state government will not only be a historic milestone it will put Kwara at par with its contemporaries doing excellently in infrastructural upgrading.

The group’s spokesperson, Mr Garba Ibraheem, in a statement on Sunday, March 31, 2024, urged the government to consider Ifelodun for the project, adding that it is capable and ready to provide the needed land.

The statement reads: “We commend the Kwara State Government led by His Excellency, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq CON, for its ingenuity in conceiving the idea of the Smart City aimed at upgrading infrastructure in Kwara State.

“There is a saying that goes thus: We sell gold to those who know the value. We, the people of Ifelodun, are not oblivious to the benefits of the Smart City projects, and we want to appeal to the government to relocate it to Ifelodun as we don’t rejected development here.

“Ifelodun Local Government is one of the largest local government areas in Kwara State by landmass and can provide the requisite human capital for the sustainability of the Smart City project.

“Ifelodun location will be right on the path of the new standard gauge railway from Lagos to Abuja, and there is ample land for an airport. Guaranteed electricity through the Ganmo mega substation is a plus for the project.

“Ifelodun has KAM wire, ARMTI, NCAM, and the Nigeria Sugar Institute, and has also been chosen to host one of the six National Mega Solar farms in Nigeria. In a nutshell, Ifelodun LGA can accommodate the Smart City.

“We therefore urge the state government to bring the Smart City project to Ifelodun local government for the development of Kwara State.”

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