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Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun, Ekiti State Commissioner for Information has described the extensive road projects currently underway in the state as a meticulous strategy aimed at alleviating road congestion.

The Commissioner emphasized that the road projects initiative is poised to enhance productivity, particularly in the agricultural sector, and reduce production costs, ultimately contributing to an economic boost.

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun highlighted the State Government’s dedication to the successful culmination of the projects, underscoring their determination to leave no stone unturned in ensuring their completion.

The Commissioner added that the road projects would tactically boost commerce and security as well as to attract investments, development and generally make life easier for the people.

He said, “the economic benefits are many, the good it serves for security is clear, and the human convenience is incalculable. The focus is to develop good road networks so that people, goods, and services could move quickly and efficiently in and around the State.”

Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun said that the recent meeting that Governor Biodun Oyebanji had with contractors handling the projects was to ensure compliance with standards and deadlines, stressing the administration zero tolerance for shoddy jobs and tardiness.

He added “it is important because we want to be sure of the quality of the services we are providing for the people. So, we are going to hold the contractors strictly accountable for that and in certifying their jobs, we will not accept anything short of the standards that we have set in our documents, so we must emphasize that and we insist on that.”

RT. Hon. Olatunbosun urged contractors to heed Governor Oyebanji’s advice, emphasizing the significance of leveraging the dry season to expedite progress on their projects. He highlighted that the absence of rain during this season offers an optimal opportunity for contractors to accelerate construction activities.

Assuring that the State Government would ensure proper and continuous monitoring of the projects to guarantee timely and good quality delivery, the Commissioner said that Governor Oyebanji would also continue to visit the project sites from time to time, adding that the Governor would, in fact, soon embark on another round of project inspection in order to ascertain the level of compliance.

The Government spokesman urged contractors to heed Governor Oyebanji’s advice, emphasizing the significance of leveraging the dry season to expedite progress on their projects. He highlighted that the absence of rain during this season offers an optimal opportunity for contractors to accelerate construction activities. similarly emphasized the importance of collective responsibility and stressed the need for all stakeholders, particularly, community leaders to take ownership of the various projects in their areas, in order to ensure timely and quality delivery.

The Commissioner listed ongoing road projects in the State to include, Atlas- Ajebandele- Deeper Life- Alasia- Omisanjana Road; Ado- Iworoko- Ifaki Road; Ikere – Igbara Odo Road; Ijigbo- Ajilosun Flyover Bridge; Ado- Ekiti City Ring Road (Phase 1); Ikere-Ilawe Road; and Agric Olope- Moferere- Odo Ado Road.

Others are Ikole-Ara- Isinbode Road; Ado- Ilawe Road; Ikere- Ise- Emure Road; Ilawe- Erijiyan Road; Igede- Ilawe Road; GRA 3rd Extension Road; Dualisation of GRA 3rd Extension Road; Igbara Odo- Ikogosi Road; Hospitak Management Board Road; and Itapa- Ijelu Road and additional works on River Ele Bridge.

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