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AbdulRazaq Commissions 4 Projects, Launches Ilorin Master Plan, CNG Plant

Kwara State Governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, yesterday commissioned four projects to mark the fifth anniversary of his administration.

The governor also launched the new Ilorin master plan/smart city and CNG plant, and also flagged off the distribution of instructional materials at the office of the State Primary Education Board (SUBEB).
The roads inaugurated by the governor include the 4,779km Yebumot-Adeta roundabout and the Adeta-Oloje roads.

AbdulRazaq also commissioned the Flower Garden Recreation Center in the GRA, Ilorin
Speaking at the official launch of the Ilorin Master Plan and Ilorin Smart City, the Governor said: “Today we are adding another cornerstone to the foundation laid over 48 years ago by the founding fathers of Kwara State who designed the first master plan for Ilorin. But this isn’t so much about etching a foundation for the sake of it. This is about making our capital habitable, complying with the rules of urban planning in the age of the climate crisis, and leaving a legacy for those who come after us.

“Just like this morning, the United Nations World Population Prospects placed Ilorin as the third most populous metro area in the entire Northern Nigeria, preceded only by Kaduna and Kano in ascending order.
According to this data, Ilorin has had a population growth of between 2.53% in 2020 and 3.3% in 2024.

“These are not just statistics. They have serious consequences for the way we live and survive. Population growth has far-reaching social consequences in areas such as infrastructural risks, health risks and safety risks. We’re damned if we don’t plan for it.

“As leaders, we have an obligation to address the challenges of today and plan for the realities of tomorrow. This is the reason for the Ilorin City Master Plan, which in turn gave rise to the Ilorin Smart City, which we are officially launching today.

“While the Ilorin City Master Plan is designed to provide direction on how we can live sustainably over the next forty years, the Smart City is our innovative response to the multi-dimensional challenges of urban living that Ilorin now faces, including traffic congestion and its associated pressure it brings. the existing infrastructure.

“Designed to accommodate 540,000 residents, the Smart City is a city of nine residential areas built in accordance with the United Nations regulations for urban living. The city consists of a business district, an industrial zone, an industrial park and three commercial districts, covers 20,000 hectares and has 15% green space and 50 square meters of green space per individual.

“The first phase of this ambitious project covers 11,000 hectares with an estimated financing requirement of N1.72 trillion from public-private investments between now (2024) and 2027. I urge everyone to
copy of the development plan for a better understanding of its components. To realize this vision, sacrifices will have to be made, but they are worth it.

“My team and I are proud to have laid this solid foundation for a future of sustainable living for the people of Kwara State.”

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