Monday, October 5, 2015

Ekiti Government Begins Work At Airport Site

THE Ekiti State government has begun moves to bring to fruition its plan to build an airport for in the state as it has commenced the clearing of the 40 hectares of land for the effective take-off of the project.

Following an approval of the project by the administration of the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua in 2009, the project had suffered neglect due to lack of political will of previous administrations in the state.

The Commissioner for Works, Mr. Kayode Oso, told newsmen while conducting them round the site, that Governor Ayodele Fayose set up a planning committee for the project a month ago and that the committee had consulted widely with relevant consultancy firms and professionals on the project.

Oso, who maintained that the Fayose-led administration was desirous of implementing the project, also disclosed that relevant professional bodies had approved the project, hence the earnest commencement of works on it.

He said: “Today, we are starting the site clearing of the 40 hectares of land for the airport and we are hoping that in two months, we will be through with the site clearing after which the governor would flag-off construction works on the site. The communities that would be affected by the site clearing include Aso-Ayegunle, Ijan and a part of Afao-Ekiti,” he said.


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