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Fayemi promises infrastructural development despite paucity of funds


Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has said that his administration won’t disappoint in the delivery of developmental and infrastructural facilities in spite of the acute paucity of funds in the state.

Fayemi added that his administration is incurably determined to spread the tentacles of development across all the 133 towns and other villages in fulfillment of the social contracts he signed with Ekiti residents. The governor stated these yesterday at different towns where he flagged off the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Agbado-Omuo Road, Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-Ijan Road, Oye-Ikun-Otun Road and Aramoko-Erijiyan-Ikogosi Road in the state.

Fayemi, who urged the people to create enabling environment for the contractors handling the projects to operate for prompt and timely delivery of the projects, said his administration would strive hard and mobilise funds to carry out landmark projects that will add values to the socio-economic and physical well-being of the populace.

“The contractors started some of these roads being re-awarded in 2013 during our first term, but could not proceed substantially before my exit. The last administration did little work before being abandoned and that informed why we terminated the contracts and re-awarded to the original contractors.

“If you check critically, all these roads are critical to the economic development of our people.”He, therefore, tasked Ekiti residents to pay all relevant taxes to be able to strengthen the revenue base of the state to facilitate delivery of more democracy dividends to the people.

But assuring that laxity won’t be tolerated in the execution of the projects, the state’s Commissioner for Works, Mr. Sola Adebayo, said the roads would bring a facelift to the industrial development of the state when completed.Adebayo, who urged the contractors to deploy the best equipment and modern technical expertise for the execution of the projects, appealed to the people of Oye, Gbonyin, Ekiti East and Ekiti West local councils to support the government, saying no contract can be executed freely under the atmosphere of crisis.


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