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Ekiti State Govt. Sets Aside N1.9bn For New Governor’s Office & High Court

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Governor Ayo Fayose

Governor Ayo Fayose

Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that it had set aside N1.9 billion for the construction of a new Governor’s Office and High Court complex in Ado-Ekiti.

The Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Funmi Ogun, made this known during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti.

Ogun said that the projects were conceived as part of plans to the state a face-lift in terms of infrastructure development.

She said that when completed, both projects would add to the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the state.

According to her, the consultants’ proposed bill for the construction of the new governor’s office is N687, 028, 630.63 million while that of the High Court Complex is N1, 299, 613, 897.60.

The commissioner stated that the open tender confirmed the transparency of Fayose’s government and its commitment to prudent management of the state’s lean resources.

“What we are doing today confirms the transparency of our government. It shows that Gov. Fayose is incurably committed to giving Ekiti a face-lift and make Ado Ekiti capital city a real modern city.

Ekiti will clock 20 years on October 1, 2016 and we have to embark on projects that will make Ekiti a developing state that can compete with other capital cities in terms of infrastructure.

The High Court we are presently using was inherited from the old Ondo state and constructing a new one of our own will afford us the opportunity to put state-of-the-art equipment,” she said.

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11 Comments

  1. artklub

    September 16, 2016 at 10:00 am

    no fools – there is no money for that! see priorities! new building or savings? maintanance or current building inko? u can even manage in a container! yes I said it. sick of u psychos in government and cannot wait to get you out of there.

  2. Ada

    September 16, 2016 at 10:22 am

    A new offce complex in this recession? that moeny can be used to improve the lives of the citizens’ lives. Tomorrow he will be pointing accusing fingers at other people.

  3. Kris

    September 16, 2016 at 11:22 am

    Wen will ekiti people rise up.using that sort of money for building at this hard times.smh for the governor.stomach infrastructure

  4. shield

    September 16, 2016 at 11:42 am

    A new High Court? Yes. But NO to a new government house abi complex.

    • tunmi

      September 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm

      My thoughts exactly. The court I can agree with. The office, come on now

  5. EE

    September 16, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Technically the construction will employ Ekiti people, they will be the secretaries, gardeners, the cleaners e.t.c. The optics are bad, but in a purely Economic sense, it isn’t terrible.

    Sure a road could be better but at least he isn’t packing it in an account somewhere.

  6. Ch

    September 16, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    smh for the likes of @EE. Where is the common sense and justification to embark on either projects at this critical period? This phrase is laughable “add to the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the state”. How is the governor’s office a legacy to the state? As for the high court, another joke. How many cases have been presented before the present court that has been seen to reasonable conclusion? Every time I shake my head at the people of Ekiti for voting this joke into office.

    • EE

      September 18, 2016 at 2:37 am

      So is your criticism going to stop the construction??? I tried to show there is a silver lining. Read my final paragraph.

  7. Hannah

    September 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    There is an existing government house. Dear governor simply refused to live there probably because it was built by his predecessor. I wonder if if his successor would also refuse to live in this proposed 2nd government house and build a 3rd one instead. SMH.

  8. Marian

    September 16, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Lol, they can’t pay salaries and pensions but they wanna build things that won’t really add value to the lives of the public. I can no longer deal with these people mehn!!!! I’ve been to ekiti and that money should go to upgrading the public schools, hospitals…. I know there is a shoprite in ondostate but i don’t think ekiti has one yet so, shoprite is even better since it will be generating profit.

  9. truth juice

    September 16, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    this what you get when you vote a candidate because he distributes rice and oil to you, so people of ekiti enjoyyyyy the road side ground nut buying antics

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