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FG to speed up work on Ekiti roads – Umahi

The Minister of Works, Mr Dave Umahi, has said the  Federal Government will speed up the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads in Ekiti. Umahi…

The Minister of Works, Mr Dave Umahi, has said the  Federal Government will speed up the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads in Ekiti.

Umahi stated this when he led the ministry’s  team, in company of the  Ekiti governor,  Mr Biodun Oyebanji on inspection tour of some federal roads in the state.

The minister commended  Oyebanji for his commitment to infrastructure upgrade in Ekiti.

He disclosed that Oyebanji had made  case for the roads as part of the  prosperity agenda of his administration.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the minister was earlier received by Oyebanji at the Akure Airport and they inspected the Akure- Ikere Ekiti -Ado Ekiti dualised road.

The team also inspected the Ado Ekiti- Ijan Ekiti road which was recently awarded as well as the Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) Industrial Park Road, a model of concrete road construction.

Speaking with journalists in Ado Ekiti shortly after the inspections, Umahi  said the purpose of the visit was to assess the level of works done on some of the on-going road projects.

He acknowledged  that the roads were major corridors to other parts of the country, and assured that his ministry would ensure timely completion of the projects for the benefit of citizens and economic development of the state.

 

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