Ekiti excited over interstate, link roads contracts

Ekiti State Government has expressed excitement over the Federal Government’s award of contracts for the construction of Ado Ekiti–Akure Road and Ado Ekiti – Ijan – Agbado- Ilumoba Road.

The state government in a statement signed by the Special Adviser (Media) to the Governor, Yinka Oyebode, stated that “The approval of the Federal Executive Council for inclusion of the Ado-Ekiti-Akure Road among other Federal Government roads to be fixed through the NNPC Tax Credit Scheme comes as a great relief to our people, who have suffered untold hardship on the road.”

It described the awarding of the contract as “also a vindication of the struggle of the government and people of the state in the last one year”.

Oyebode stated, “While government awaits the resumption of the new contractors for the Ado–Akure Road on site, it urges the people, especially motorists, to show an appreciable level of understanding for some inconveniences they may experience in the course of the road construction.

“Aside from interventions by some prominent leaders in the state, Governor Biodun Oyebanji has stepped up engagement with relevant agencies of the Federal Government on the Ado-Akure Road, among other issues, shortly after the resumption of office.”

The Ekiti State Government also lauded NNPC Managing Director, Mele Kyari, and the entire management for accepting the funding arrangement for the road projects.

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