The Commissioner for Works and Transportation in Ekiti State, Mrs Funmi Ogun, has made known that the State Government has set aside N1.9 billion for the construction of a new governors’ office and High Court complex in Ado-Ekiti.
She made this known during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti recently, saying these are part of plans to give the state a face-lift in terms of infrastructure development. It is believed that both projects are expected to add to the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the state.
According to her, the consultants’ proposed bill for the construction of the new governor’s office is N687, 028, 630.63 million while that of the High Court Complex is N1, 299, 613, 897.60.
Vyouad Construction Company Limited, Tianjin Yuyang Construction Company and Goodek Ventures Limited are some of the contractors that bid for the new governor’s office project at the session, NAN reports. While Grid Associates Limited and Fovak Construction Limited jostled for the construction of the proposed court complex.
The commissioner said the open tender confirmed the transparency of Fayose’s government and its commitment to prudent management of the state’s lean resources.
She said, “What we are doing today confirms the transparency of our government. It shows that Governor Fayose is incurably committed to giving Ekiti a facelift and make Ado Ekiti capital city a real modern city. Ekiti will clock 20 years on Oct.1, 2016 and we have to embark on projects that will make Ekiti a developing state that can compete with other capital cities in terms of infrastructure.”