Ekiti Set To Begin Construction Of Another 96KM Of LG Roads In September

August 30, 2013

Ekiti State Government in conjunction with the  Local councils of the state  have set machinery in motion for the construction of another 96 Kilometres of roads  spread across the 16 Local Government Areas of the state under the second phase the Fayemi-Administration’s 5-Kilometer  Road ProjectsThe State Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Barrister Paul Omotoso who made this known during the Ministerial Press Briefing and
Stakeholders Forum organised by the Ekiti State Ministry of Information and Civic Orientation in Ado-Ekiti  said the initiative which has been rechristened Local Government Township Roads Development  Project  will bring  the total length of  Local Government roads constructed  under  the Fayemi-Administration to 176 kilometers

He disclosed that the contracts for the second phase of the road projects which will be funded from the excess crude oil account would be awarded in September this year

While noting that the design and costing of the projects were already ongoing, Omotoso said the initiative was key to realization o f Item 2 on the 8-point agenda of the Fayemi Administation of making all communities in the state accessible by high quality and durable roads before 2014.

The Commissioner who stressed  that the first phase of the 5-kilometer road projects have been completed and were  ready for commissioning in
Ado , Ikere, Ikole and Efon Local Government Areas  noted that the projects were nearing completion  in the other council areas

He said  the  ongoing and completed  local government  road projects were  already  having a multiplier effect on the quality of lives of the people at the grassroots and the  economy of the state as the initiative has gone a long way in reducing the  cost of transportation in the rural areas of the state and have  also greatly reduced  rural –urban drift in the state

Earlier in his welcome address, the Ekiti State Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mr Tayo Ekundayo who spoke through
the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Kola Ajumobi, noted that the forum was organised to highlight the achievements and constraints
of the Ministry of Local Government Affairs as well as generate feedback from critical stakeholders at the local government level.

While noting that that the Fayemi Administration had recorded giant strides in  all spheres of human development since its assumption of
office in 2010, the Commissioner  noted that the pace of rapid transformation in the rural areas of the state under the present
administration was unprecedented in the history of the state

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