Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji will on Friday 24th November, 2023, officially flag off construction of the new Ekiti Ring Road Phase I at Iworoko Ekiti following the recent State Executive Council’s approval for the variation of rates on the construction and immediate commencement of work on the road.
According to a statement from the office of the State Commissioner for Works, Mr. Sola Adebayo, members of State House of Assembly, State Executive Council members, Traditional Rulers, Accounting Officers of Government’s Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), Religion Leaders, Opinion Leaders, Iyalajes and Iyalojas as well as stakeholders in the public transportation sectors are expected to grace the epoch making event.
Mr. Adebayo recalled that the road which starts from Iworoko Ekiti through Are, Afao, Araromi Obo, Ekiti Cargo Airport and terminates at Aso Ayegunle, Ijan road, was first awarded in November, 2020, adding that the execution of the project was however stalled by the outbreak of COVID-19 around the period the contract was awarded.
Mr. Adebayo explained further that by the time the effects of the virus subsided, the prices of construction materials had gone up astronomically due to volatility in foreign exchange rates, double-digit inflation and fluctuation in market price indices.
Describing the road as a top priority to the State Government, Adebayo noted that it would serve the cargo airport and the Ekiti Knowledge Zone adding that it would also considerably decongest traffic in Ado metropolis as well as produce a lot of other socio-economic benefits for residents and the State in general.
He described the landmark event as a manifestation of the commitment of the administration of Governor Biodun Oyebanji to the rapid development of the Stat, adding that it would not only attract investors but would also make the environment a better place for residents.
He enjoined guests to be seated by 9.15am
Last modified: November 23, 2023