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Ekiti Gov Promises Better Infrastructures, Security In 2024

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, on Monday, expressed optimism that Ekiti State would witness unprecedented improvement in security, infrastructure and government services in 2024.

The governor stated this in his New Year broadcast to residents of the state on Monday.

He urged Ekiti people to be optimistic about a better and more prosperous year, assuring that he would consolidate on the gains of his first year in office and expand the scope of development for the benefit of the Ekiti people.

In the address, titled “Consolidating on the shared Prosperity Agenda,” Oyebanji said, “Ekiti is going to witness massive improvement in security, infrastructure and government services than we have ever seen.”

He said, “In line with my promise to workers and pensioners, we remain committed to the prompt payment of salaries and pensions. By God’s grace, in the new year, we will work harder to double up on the liquidation of the outstanding gratuity obligation to our senior citizens.

“Ekiti Kete, while we are thankful to God for the modest achievements we have recorded in the year 2023, I want to assure you that we will consolidate on the current achievements and set higher bars in the current year.

“Already, we have started some critical developmental projects that were launched for commencement during our first-anniversary celebration. I am glad to let you know that work has begun on a frenetic level at the different sites of such infrastructures.

“Already work has begun on the first phase of the Ring Road construction, we have also begun the construction of Ilawe to Ikere Road, Igbara-Odo to Ikere and Isinbode to Ikole Road. Also, rehabilitation of the dual carriage, Ado-Ifaki Road is ongoing just as Igbara-Odo-Ikogosi, Ikere-Ise-Emure, Ajabandele-Deeper Life-Alasia-Omisanjana Road rehabilitation and GRA extension are ongoing.

“This year, we will begin in full force, the development of Ado-Ekiti Central Business District as part of our urban development plan. We will also begin the construction of Ekiti Cultural Center to meet our aspiration to create the enabling environment for the development of the artistic and cultural industry of our people.

“We will also commence the construction of an Indoor Sports Complex to support sports development in the State. The education sector will continue to receive priority attention in qualitative and quantitative terms. We will continue the ongoing total rehabilitation of schools, increase school and instructional material supply as well as enhance teachers’ capacity through continuous training,” the governor said.

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