Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has launched the construction 1.2 kilometres flyover worth N5.7 billion in Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
Fayose also promised that all projects awarded by his government would be completed before the expiration of his tenure.
In his speech while flagging off of the project yesterday, he said would be delivered within two years.
According to him, the project is the first of its kind in the state, which forms part of his efforts to decongest Ado Ekiti metropolis for effective traffic orderliness, saying the flyover would begin at Fajuyi area and end at the Ojumose area of the state capital.
He, however, warned the contractor against unnecessary delay, saying the project must be delivered within the stipulated time.
“This was a project that has been my heart desire during my first term. I nearly awarded it before that unfortunate incident happened.
I saw it as a landmark achievement because you can’t get it in Ondo or Osun State.
“I have promised that I won’t abandon any project for my successor. I shall complete every project that I awarded because I don’t want to leave any burden behind.
“Whatever we do will remain in our name, particularly the physical projects and that is why I charge the traditional rulers to appeal to politicians to give peace a chance, because it is only under an atmosphere of peace that you can witness development.
“I am not going to limit physical construction to road alone; I will soon flag off the construction of ultra-modern high court complex with modern facilities for effective and efficient administration of justice.
“Some of you will ask me how am I going to achieve this in view of the poor allocations to the state but don’t worry, don’t be hopeless; I rely on the little taxes and rates to be paid by citizens to be able to boost our IGR to do all these. With your supports, all these shall be achieved,” he said.
The chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers, Oba Samuel Adedapo, and the Ewi of Ado Ekiti, Oba Rufus Adeyemo, who commended the governor for his zeal to develop Ekiti, appealed to politicians to give peace a chance to forestall unnecessary crisis that could cause distraction.
The traditional rulers said Ekiti would continue to appreciate the efforts of Governor Fayose to develop the state in spite of the dwindling state of the economy.

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