The Kwara State Government has announced that it would name the ongoing Tanke Bridge after the late Gen. Tunde Idiagbon in honour of his memory and contributions to the state and national development.
The announcement came in a statement by the Ministry of Works and Transport issued by Sam Bola Onile, Press Secretary on Tuesday.
Idiagbon was the de-facto military vice president in the Buhari/Idiagbon regime. He is a no-nonsense general who was widely respected for his diligence to service and discipline.
The ministry meanwhile dismissed the rumours that work has stopped on the project because of a legal case instituted by the NNPC against the state government, saying “such a claim is a figment of the imaginations of those peddling it.”
It added that the ongoing erection of safety signs at the construction site gives a lie to the claim that the project has been stopped.
“In his avowed promise to not only restore the glory of Kwara State but to also honour its shining lights who made the state proud at various times, His Excellency Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has approved that the bridge be named after the late General Idiagbon. This has already been communicated to the family ahead of the release of the architectural drawing of the project,” the statement stated.