Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has flagged off the construction of the first flyover in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Fayose explained that the flyover, which is going to be about two kilometers, would cost the State Government over N5.7 billion.
Fayose, who described the 1.2-kilometre flyover project as the first of its kind in the state said it was part of his plans to ease traffic in the state capital city.
The flyover will begin at Fajuyi area and terminate at Ojumose.
Fayose warned the contractor against unnecessary delay, saying the project must be delivered within the stipulated time.
“This was a project that has been in my heart since 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 contractor handling the project, Paul Chamoun, has promised to complete the project within 18 months.