Barely ten months to the end of his second term tenor, Ekiti State governor Kayode Fayemi has promised to make all township roads repairs in Ekiti a top priority come 2022.

He assured residents of the State of his administration’s resolve to focus more on rehabilitation and reconstruction of township roads in 2022 to bring about meaningful development and boost the general economic status of the people.

Speaking during his monthly radio and television Programme, tagged ‘Meet Your Governor’ Fayemi said he would continue to ensure adequate welfare of the people of the state by ensuring that he addressed projects and programmes that would enliven their lives and add values to their welfare.

Fayemi also promised residents of the State that 2022 election would not distract him in his drive to improve the lots of the people through various programmes and projects that his administration had already initiated for 2022.

He stated that his administration has paid over #1Billion to pensioners to ameliorate their suffering as senior citizens despite dearth of fund in the state adding that his government had already looked for ways through promissory note with financial institutions to access fund to clear the backlog of gratuity but for one reason or the other, the pensioners rejected the agreement.

“We are not limiting our work to Ado, as we speak, those who live in Ikole can tell you what is happening in Ikole township because we’ve started the reconstruction, the rehabilitation of Ikole township, and if you live in Ikole, right from the State Specialists Hospital to the bye-pass, we’ve already done some work on that.

“The one that is of major concern to most of Ekiti people is the Ado-Ikere-Akure road, that is one road that we’ve spent more time trying to address than any other road. The challenges that we are facing is due to the nature of our federal system. We got money to fix the road, the owner of the road refused, saying that we cannot fix the road, we transferred the money to them, they awarded the contract, there is a contractor on the road as we speak but they don’t have enough allocation from the federal government in the budget in order to accelerate the work. It’s a #30Billion contract, but if you check the 2021 budget, only one Billion was put in it for that road.

“I don’t see why there should be distraction, many of the contracts we are talking about have been awarded, so what is required is monitoring, if you take time off, just go to the airport and see what is going on there. I just told you about Ado-Iworoko road and other roads. The contract would soon be awarded.