Ekiti Airport project will boost Economy, Deputy Speaker

The ongoing airport project in Ekiti state has been adjudged as a veritable avenue to further boost the economy of the state when completed.

The Chairman of the Ekiti State House of Assembly Committee on Works and Transport,  Rt Hon Hakeem Jamiu made the observation while on a working visit to the project site in Ado Ekiti.

The working visit, which was in continuation of the Committee legislative oversights functions to  government projects across the state, saw the Committee also visiting the office of the Ekiti State Public Works Corporation in Ado Ekiti.

Rt.Hon Jamiu who expressed satisfaction on the level of work done at the airport project site, said the committee would continue to monitor projects in the state till they are delivered.

He praised the Fayemi led government for the airport project, saying it would bring many benefits to the state.

At the Ekiti State Public Works Corporation in Ado Ekiti, the Committee commended the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi and the Management of the corporation, headed by Mr Sunday Awoyomi, for resuscitating the moribund agency which was left to rotten by the immediate past administration.

The Committee pledged its support to the agency towards achieving  its aim of road maintenance and other functions.

In his remarks, the Technical Adviser on the Airport Project, Air Vice Marshall Niyi Ojuawo, expressed gratitude to the committee for the inspection and assured that the project will be delivered by August 2022.

The Director General of the Public Works Corporation, Mr. Sunday Awoyomi who informed that the agency’s mandate was to get its asphalt plant installed and operational, thanked the government for its support,  noting that the support has helped in their day to day activities.

He also listed some of the achievements of the agency to include installation of modern weigh bridge, asphalt plant and fixing of roads across the state.

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