In its drive to ensure that there is better road network linking all
the towns and villages in the state, Ekiti state government has
approved the rehabilitation of some failed portion of state roads in
four local government areas of the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Olayinka Oyebode made
this known to newsmen while briefing the Press on the outcome of the
State Executive Council meeting in Ado-Ekiti saying that Governor
Fayemi had promised to fix the state’s roads as soon as there was
improvement in weather.
He added that the Council also approves Ekiti State Waste Management
Authority Bill (2019) in its drive to ensure improved sanitation.
Oyebode also announced that the council has approved N3, 211,848 for
the rehabilitation of Oye-Iye-Ikun-Otun road which would include
earthworks, covering the eroded portion of the road as well as
construction of line drains in Isan, Imojo, Itaji, Ayede and Igogo.
According to him, the Council also approved N1, 167,884,936.87 for the
rehabilitation of Aramoko-Erijiyan-Ikogosi road both with a completion
period of 12 months.
The Chief Press Secretary also disclosed that the Council also
approved the revocation of the Agbado-Ode-Isinbode-Omuo road contract
which was awarded in 2014 but abandoned by the contractor.
He said further that the extent of works done would be evaluated by
the Ministry of Works and Transport to know if it commensurate to the
advance payment collected by the said contractor.