Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has called on the people of the state and Nigerians to support the re-election of President Mohammadu Buhari, on February 16 so as to enjoy the provision of more community projects currently on going in all parts of the country.
He said President has ensured the projects were carried out in all the communities across the country by promptly and adequately making necessary provisions for the counterparts funds to support the World bank.
Governor Fayemi, who flagged off the distribution of the counterpart funds to 37 communities in the state, as first phase of his government’s move to complete all outstanding World bank powered community projects during his first tenure, urged all leaders and representatives of the benefitting communities to ensure adequate, prompt and judicious use of the funds so as to enjoy more of such
The Governor made the remarks while flagging off the N213.6 million community projects at the Osuntokun hall of the government house in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday hinted that work has already commence on all uncompleted five kilometre roads in the 16 local government areas of the state.
Fayemi pointed out that his government has increased number of benefiting communities from two to four for each local councils on-going free healthcare services across the state.
“This is the first stage in the completion of the various abandoned projects, the remaining projects will receive attention. Attention is also being paid to new requests that were submitted during the last town hall meeting.
“If these projects are well handled and completed in record time, this will gurranttee the community to apply for other projects from government We are also continuing the rehabilitation of the five kilometre community roads left uncompleted during our first tenure.
“There were 82 outstanding community projects including culverts, drainages, town halls, community clinics among others.
“We have increased the number of communities benefitting from the free healthcare services from two communities to four communities in each local government areas. It has extended to over 50,000 residents of the state with nine local government areas already covered.
“By World bank standards, communities are supposed to provide the 10 percent counterparts funds but because we don’t want this delay we have decided as government to advance this 10 percent.
Make sure you use the money for the completion of the projects in your communities and follow the guide lines of the World bank.
“Each communities is getting exact amount of money that is needed for the completion of each projects so there should be more complaints because experts have examined these projects and came up with exact amount needed for each of them.
I hope that we will use these monies to complete the projects and to also generate social capitals for our communities as some of the community leaders who have completed some projects during our first tenure have testified.
President Mohammadu Buhari has made it possible for World bank to be able to finance the community projects across the country and I urge you to continue to support him and the state government to enjoy more of these benefits.