Governor Fayose Flags Off First Flyover In Ekiti
Written by Morenike Adebayo on March 30, 2016
Governor Fayose of Ekiti State has flagged off the construction of the first flyover in Ekiti State. Speaking at the ceremony on Tuesday, Governor Fayose explained that the flyover, which is going to be about two kilometers, will cost the State Government over 7 billion Naira.
The Governor, who flagged off the flyover in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State, also assured the people of adequate supervision of the project as well as availability of fund.
The contractor handling the project, Paul Chamoun, has promised to complete the project within 18 months.
Governor Fayose conducted the flag-off along with his Deputy, Kolapo Olusola and other top government officials.
Traditional rulers as well as some party supporters also graced at the event.
At the event, Fayose, who described the flyover project as the first of its kind in the state said it was part of his plans to ease traffic in the state capital city. The flyover will begin at Fajuyi area and terminate at Ojumose area of Ado-Ekiti, the State capital. Fayose warned the contractor against unnecessary delay, saying the project must be delivered within the stipulated time. He said: “This was a project that has been in my heart since my first term. I nearly awarded it before that unfortunate incident happened. I saw it as a landmark achievement because you can’t get it in Ondo or Osun State. “I have promised that I won’t abandon any project for my successor. I shall complete every project that I awarded, because I don’t want to leave any burden behind. The Chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Samuel Adedapo and the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo, who praised the governor for his zeal to develop Ekiti, appealed to politicians to give peace a chance to forestall unnecessary crisis that could cause distraction. They said Ekiti will continue to appreciate Fayose’s efforts to develop the state in spite of the dwindling federal allocation.