The Ekiti State Government has begun work on the construction of Ado-Osun State boundary road valued at N 8 . 9 bn.

Governor Kayode Fayemi began the construction work on Thursday by formally handing over the first phase , the new Ado – Iyin Road construction project , to the Chinese Civil Engineering Construction Company Nigeria Ltd to commence work on the road which was originally awarded in 1978 but was abandoned .

Fayemi, who was represented at the occasion by his deputy , Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, said, “I am irrevocably committed to fulfilling all our electioneering promises in all sectors , especially in the area of infrastructure which is a catalyst for development. ”

The governor said, “ The 7 . 25 km road project is the first phase of the construction work which will stop at the state’ s boundary with Osun State ; noting that the dualisation project will be completed within 24 months . ”

According to the governor, the road , when completed will put end to the series of accidents witnessed at Akannansan on the old Ado-Iyin Road .

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Road /Transport and Infrastructure , Sunday Adunmo , said lightings would be accommodated in the N 8 . 9 bn road so that commuters could travel any time without fear of the unknown.

Adunmo said that the Fayemi-led government would soon begin construction of some ring roads, including Iworoko -Eyio -Igede Road and Ago Aduloju ( Ado Ekiti) -Afao Road among others to reduce traffic in the capital city .

CCECC Southwest Regional Manager, Sewell Zhao, said the company had commenced the recruitment of workers for the project ; stating that the company would accommodate local content by employing at least 500 Ekiti people for the construction work .

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