Ekiti Governor’s Office, Court To Cost N1.9bn

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Government has budgeted N1.9bn for the construction of a new governor’s office and a high court complex in Ado-Ekiti.

This was revealed by Funmi Ogun, the state’s Commissioner for Works and Transportation, during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.

She said the projects were part of plans to give the state a face-lift in terms of infrastructure development.

Ogun added that when completed, the projects would add to the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the state.

She disclosed that the amount proposed by consultants for the construction of the new governor’s office is N687m, while that of the High Court Complex is N1.299bn.



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

    “It shows that Gov. Fayose is incurably committed to giving Ekiti a face-lift and make Ado Ekiti capital city a real modern city,” she said.

    “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 stated.

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