Livestock Development: Kwara L-PRES Inspects Completed Projects

...as benefitting communities lauds gov. Abdulrazaq, development partners

The Kwara State Livestock Productivity and Resilience Support Project (L-PRES) has embarked on an inspection visit to some of the completed projects executed by the State Coordination Office.

The projects include the provision of four boreholes with ancillaries and watering points along the stock route in Asa Local Government Area of the State.

Speaking during the visit, the State Project Coordinator (SPC), Mr. Olusoji Oyawoye said one of the components of L-PRES Project Development Objectives is to prevent crisis and conflict mitigation through the provision of fundamental needs of animal and the herders, such as feeds and water with a view to reducing migration of animal that usually led to farmers and herders conflict in the Country.

Mr. Oyawoye, who spoke through the State Project Animal Husbandry Officer, Mr. Habeeb Tunde Affinni stated that the implementation of the project is strategically located to where the concentration of livestock activities is in order to achieve the intended purpose.
While handing over the project to the benefitting Communities, the state coordinator charged them to ensure proper utilization of the project and regard the project as their own for adequate maintenance.

The sites of the project are, Gaa Musa, Reke Community in Afon district; Gaa Bello, Gambari Ayekale ward in owode-onire district; Gaa Sidiku also in owode-onire district as well as Gaa Kasumu all in Asa Local Government Area of the State.

The Project Engineer, Engr. Kamaldeen Balogun explained that the projects that are 100 per cent completed followed all the specifications, rules, and regulations of the contract, adding that the boreholes have the capacity to last for cluster of years with good maintenance.

Earlier, the representative of Gaa Bello in Owode-onire district, Mallam Soliu Bello, expressed the community's
delight to witness the development, which he described as the major project in the community.

According to him, the problem of water for both domestic and animal consumption has been a long one in the community, a situation where they had to go as far as neighbouring Oyo State in search of water and most of their animals have been moved to other states where they have access to feed and water.

Mall. Bello disclosed that the boreholes served more than Seven Communities in the area, with each community having its allotted time to fetch water and feed their animals to ensure that every community benefitted from the water project.

Bello and other communities representatives appreciated both the federal and state governments and their development partners for their various commitments to their plight and assured of adequate maintenance of the project.

Yusuf Ganiyu Adebisi
Project Communication and ICT Officer
Kwara L-PRES

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