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Fayemi seeks refund of N21b spent on federal roads


Kayode Fayemi

Governor Kayode Fayemi has sought the intervention of the Senate in the refund of N21 billion spent on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads across Ekiti State.

He made the appeal while receiving in audience members of the Senate Committee on Works who were on an inspection visit to federal roads and other projects in the state as part of their oversight functions.

The committee, led by its chairman, Kabiru Gaya, was received on behalf of the governor by his deputy, Bisi Egbeyemi.

Other members of the panel on the visit include Biodun Olujimi, Clifford Odia and Mustapha Sani as well as some staff of the National Assembly and the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

Fayemi said he was not yet satisfied with the number of federal projects in the state, promising not to relent until the people begin to enjoy railways and airport services.

He lamented that no amount had been refunded despite the fact that the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, certified the expenditure of N11 billion out of the N21 billion spent by the state government on the maintenance of the federal roads.

The governor solicited the intervention of the Federal Government in the completion of the dualisation of Ado-Akure road and the rehabilitation of Ado-Aramoko-Ijero road, Ado-Ifaki-Ilorin road and Ifaki-Omuo road.

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