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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Ekiti gets N2.4b FG projects

Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti

The Senator representing Ekiti North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Olubunmi Adetumbi said over N2.4 billion worth of projects were executed to add values to the zone in the last two years.

The Chairman Senate Committee on National Planning, disclosed that the feat was achieved through personal sacrifices to uplift his people and by intense networking with relevant federal government’s agencies to bring dividends of democracy to his constituents.

The All Progressives Congress Senator gave the disclosure in Ifaki Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government area of Ekiti State, on Tuesday while giving accounts of his stewardship and efforts being made to drive human and infrastructure development in the district.
Adetumbi, who praised Governor Kayode Fayemi, traditional rulers and his constituents for their supports, catalogued the projects dotted across towns, villages and 56 wards in Ekiti North to include: 20 solar-powered boreholes, seven road projects, 3,6 and 12-block of classrooms in six selected schools.

Others, according to the Senator were: five erosion/ ecological projects, building of two- lock up shops and Three ICT training centres across four local governments of Ikole, Ilejemeje, Oye and Ido/Osi councils, while projects in Moba local government would in the pipeline and will commence soon.

Adetumbi, represented by his campaign Director of Operations, Chief Segun Adelugba, added that he had expended N10 million on scholarship awards to 200 students, to acquire higher degrees in the district, while about 300 artisans have been exposed to modern training to sharpen their expertises.

“Four hundred and fifty beneficiaries of the first phase of NDE Special Public Works got N60,000 each, making a sum of N27m. Also, another round of 650 beneficiaries of NDE Special Public Works collect N60,000 per beneficiary which gulped a sum of N39m. All these I facilitated for my constituents.

Adetumbi said he had injected some projects in the federal government’s budgetary provisions for 2022 for project execution in Moba local government and part of Ido/Osi council area.

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