Demolition of a community library in the Ilorin West local government area of Kwara state by government officials Tuesday evening has generated reactions from residents of the state.
The Library named after the former Senate Leader, Late Dr. Olusola Saraki was on Tuesday demolished by the officials of the state government.
The library is located at Kuntu area, Agbo-oba, Ilorin in Ilorin west local government council area of the state
The library was built in year 2000 by the administration of Late Alhaji Gafar Mogaji of Ilorin West local government council area of the state.
The students of University of Ilorin, Kwara state Polytechnic and other students of secondary schools have been making use of the library since it was built and named after Late Dr. Saraki.
However, at 4.00 pm on Tuesday, some officials of the government from Ilorin West local government council area of the state were said to have moved to the site of the library and demolished the building.
The development according to THISDAY checks has caused confusion among the people of the area.
However, all the efforts to speak with the chairman, Transitional Implementation Commitee of Ilorin west local government, Alhaji Abdulgafar Toso, proved abortive as all calls to his number was repeatedly saying not available.
But, reacting to the development, the scion of Late Dr.Saraki and former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki said that, “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, the Minister of State Transportation, Senator Gbemisola Rukayyah Saraki said, “Yet again, 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.
Hammed Shittu in Ilorin