Ekiti State government has announced the approval of a total sum of N7.6billion for the construction and rehabilitation of roads in the State.
The state Exco at the weekly EXCO meeting approved N921, 242,552.43 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.
In the words of Akin Omole,Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation, “This approval for the award of contracts which followed due process and diligent vetting by the Bureau of Public Procurement 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” he added.