Ekiti State Government formally handed over the abandoned Ado-Iyin Road construction project to CCECC Nigeria Limited to commence work. The road was originally awarded in 1978.
Handing the project over to the contractor, Governor Kayode Fayemi said he is committed to fulfilling all his electioneering promises in all sectors, especially in the area of infrastructure, which is a catalyst for development.
The ceremony signified the commencement of work on the road project, billed for completion within 24 months.
Fayemi, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, said the 7.25-kilometre road project is the first phase of the construction work which will stop at the state’s boundary with Osun State. He said the first phase is the construction of the road from Ado to Iyin, the second phase from Iyin to Aramoko, while the third phase would be from Aramoko to Itawure.
The governor expressed worry that the old Ado-Iyin road had become a death trap because of its unsafe, winding and undulating alignments, which had caused series of fatal accidents on the route, stressing that his administration cannot helplessly watch citizens’ lives and property lost to the road.
“As a government, we understand and appreciate the importance of good road network to our economic development.”