World Bank says it will expend $50 million (about N1 billion) on water project in Ekiti State, according to the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Idowu Adelusi.
A release he signed yesterday indicated that the World Bank Task Team leader on the water project, Mr. Pier Mantovani, disclosed this when he led other members of the delegation of the team to the Governor’s office in Ado Ekiti.
Mr. Mantovani said the project when fully completed would give people access to portable water and added that the state government would contribute $5 million as counterpart fund towards the project.
Responding, Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose described the project as a welcome development, calling on the World Bank team to carry the state government along while executing the project.
Governor Fayose, who decried the poor state of major dams in the State people, added that his administration would do everything within its capacity to engage in developmental project that would have positive impact on the citizens.
The team had earlier visited Ero and Ureje dams in the State to see the condition of the dams and how to make them functional.