Kwara State Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Friday, June 25, 2021 commissioned the expansive fully air-conditioned Kwara State Polytechnic auditorium initiated by the late former Governor Muhammed Lawal some 20 years ago, reiterating his commitment to ensure that all abandoned projects funded with tax-payers would be fixed in phases and as resources permit.
“The construction of this auditorium started over 19 years ago. It got stalled on the altar of politics of who conceived what. In 2019, I pledged not to let Kwara be a mortuary of abandoned projects. The commissioning of this facility is therefore a fulfilment of that pledge,” AbdulRazaq said at the Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin.
The governor said the present administration is determined to set new, people-focused priorities and make public funds work for the public.
Rector Kwara State Polytechnic Dr Abdul Jimoh said the auditorium would solve some of the infrastructural challenges facing the institution.
“The auditorium will go a long way in solving some of our challenges. For instance, we used to hold our matriculation and convocation ceremonies in an open field which is not befitting enough. With this auditorium, we will able to confidently hold our matriculation and convocation ceremonies and some other important functions in the institution,” he added.
The structure was conceived during the Late Rear Admiral Muhammad Alabi Lawal administration on September 7, 2001 but suffered lack of funding from previous governments. We thank God that the people’s governor Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq intervened and the result is what we’re seeing today.