Infrastructure: Ekiti To Compensate Utility Companies

August 10, 2012

As part of steps to ensure early completion of all on-going road projects, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi has said that the state government would pay compensation to utility companies whose property would be affected by the construction work.

Speaking in Ado Ekiti during an inspection tour of Ado-Iworoko- Ifaki road, Old Grage-Ojumose road and First Baptist-Atikankan road, the Governor Said that the relocation of electric poles on the expanded Teaching  Hospital-Adebayo road and Old Garage-Ojumose road to give room for construction of drains and the demolition of the post office to pave way for the dualization deserve some compensation.
Dr. Fayemi who disclosed that government is holding talks with Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) and Nigerian Telecommunication Company (NITEL) on the relocation of their poles and property said this was to fast-track construction work along the path.
While speaking on the quality of work done by the contractors handling the three roads, the Governor expressed confidence in their expertise; saying that he has noticed their commitment to meeting the delivery date even as the people are commending the quality of their work.
Fayemi who promised not to relent in monitoring the contractors to ensure early completion of the projects said the best form of monitoring exercise is that from the citizens who are the owners of the projects; adding that he constantly receives calls and text messages from residents on the progress of the projects.
He expressed optimism that the joint monitoring exercise by the government and the people would result in seeing the contractors deliver durable roads that would stand the test of time and save the government from unnecessary and wasteful spending on repairs of the roads.
Governor Fayemi who was hailed by passers-by and drivers at Old and New Garage also got commendations from market women at the popular Bisi market for his various strides in infrastructure development.
On the construction of a new market, the Governor assured market women that the new king’s market would soon be put in place but urged them to go to the Bureau of Lands for allocation of space at the new market at Agric Road.

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