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Ekiti Govt disburses about N5m for community projects.

Ekiti State government has disbursed about five hundred million naira to seventy communities to complete their projects across the state.

The grant which ranges from two million naira to fifteen million naira is to erect boil-holes, build ultra modern market, Town Halls, Palace, fencing among others.

While presenting cheques to the benefiting Communities in Ado Ekiti, Governor Kayode Fayemi said that the programme was designed to bring succours to the people in fulfilment of his promises.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Otunba Bisi Egbeyemi, Governor Fayemi noted that the grants were to support the Communities with various abandoned self help projects.

The Governor explained that out of eighty two abandoned projects in the state, thirty seven had been completed while the remaining which were majorly palaces and community development projects would be captured under the Bureau of Rural and Community Development to give room for growth and infrastructural development.

He called on the people to be more active in community development, adding that the grants should be well managed to realise the desire goals of achieving a balance economic and social development in Ekiti.

Governor Fayemi advised them to cooperate with Traditional Rulers, Chiefs and other stakeholders on the maintenance of the infrastructure across the local governments.

Earlier, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural and Community Development, Chief Folorunso Olabode said that the programme was part of measures to meet communities requests for projects that would engender meaningful growth in their domains.

In a message of goodwill, the Attah of Ayede Ekiti, Oba Abdulmumini Orisagbemi described the gesture as a welcome development which he said, would go a long way to assist various communities in their strive for meaningful growth.

While appreciating Governor Fayemi’s administration on behalf of the benefiting Communities, the Alaaye of Oke Ayedun Ekiti, Oba Oluwafemi Aribisala promised that the grants would be graciously used for the development of their various towns and villages.

Reporting by Oriola; editing by Adeniyi Bakare