The Kwara State Government has said the demolition of a community library named after Kwara political giant, late Dr Olusola Saraki in the Agbooba/Kuntu area of the Ilorin West Local Government area of Kwara State by officials of government became necessary because it has become dilapidated and a hideout for criminals.
The demolition, carried out by the Ilorin West LGA officials, had generated tension among residents of the state.
The concerned structure is an over 20-year-old library named after the former Senate Leader. Around 4 pm on Tuesday, some officials of the government from Ilorin West LGA moved to the site of the library and demolished the building.
The Kwara state government in a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Rafiu Ajakaye, said: “The facility is dilapidated and was serving as hideouts for some anti-social elements with consequences for public safety.
“The community appealed to the LGA authorities to do something about it. The LGA has moved in to remove parts of it preparatory to rehabilitating the facility by adding an ICT centre for public use. After its reconstruction, it should retain the honorary name of Baba Saraki.”
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