Ekiti state government said it has approved N.7.6 billions for the construction and rehabilitation of roads across the State.

Hon. Akin Omole, Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, in a statement made available for this news medium, said ” at the weekly EXCO meeting, N921, 242,552.43 was approved for the construction of Ikole township roads while N4, 322,511,502.70 was also approved for the construction of the Ado/Iworoko road.”

” N2,329,440,507.94 was approved for the construction of bus terminals and pedestrian walkway/drain covers along Ijigbo road to Okeiyinmi roundabout in the state capital, Ado-Ekiti. The contractors handling the roads have been given a timeline of ten (10) and twelve (12) months to complete the projects.”

According to him, the approval for the award of contracts followed due process and diligent vetting by the Bureau of Public Procurement.

Omole said it is a demonstration of the commitment of Governor Kayode Fayemi’s administration to advance economic and industrial revolution in the state.

” These strategic road projects will augur well for the enabling environment for businesses and investments to thrive, and the safety and security of lives and property.” Omole said.

While noting the inconveniences the constructions may cause the residents, Omole said state government solicits the support and understanding of residents, motorists, and commuters throughout the period of the construction works.

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