Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his sister, Gbemisola Saraki have reacted to the demolition of a 20-year-old library named after their later father, Dr. Olusola Saraki.
Saraki, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement wrote: “I just got the news that the major official assignment carried out by the governor of my state, Kwara, today is the demolition of an old public library named after my late dad, Dr Olusola Saraki.
“May Almighty Allah continue to retain a place for Oloye in Aljannah Firdaus.”
Also in her reaction, Gbemisola, who is the Minister of State Transportation, condemned the action, saying Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq is hell-bent on destroying and not building. She added that her late fathers’ legacy will remain intact no matter the number of demolition.
“Today, we find that the governor of Kwara State’s focus is not on building up Kwara, but on demolishing buildings which were owned or named after my late father, the Waziri of Ilorin.
“No matter how many structures are demolished, Baba Saraki’s legacy can never be destroyed, because it lives in the hearts and minds of the great people of Kwara.”
The government had in a statement said the action was necessitated by the fact that the building has become dilapidated and hide out for some anti-social elements with consequences for public safety.
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