The Ekiti State Government said on Thursday that it had set aside N1.9bn for the construction of a new governor’s office and high court complex in Ado-Ekiti.
The Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Mrs. Funmi Ogun, said this during an open bidding for the two projects in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital.
Ogun said the projects were conceived as part of plans to give the state a facelift in terms of infrastructure development.
She said when completed, both projects would add to the existing legacy projects of the present administration in the state.
She disclosed that the amount proposed by consultants for the construction of the new governor’s office is N687m, while that of the High Court Complex is N1.299bn.
The contractors that bid for the new governor’s office project at the session included Vyouad Construction Company Limited, Tianjin Yuyang Construction Company and Goodek Ventures Limited.
For the construction of the proposed court complex, Grid Associates Limited and Fovak Construction Limited jostled for the job.
The commissioner stated that the open tender confirmed the transparency of Fayose’s government and its commitment to prudent management of the state’s lean resources.
“It shows that Gov. Fayose is incurably committed to giving Ekiti a facelift and make Ado Ekiti capital city a real modern city,” she said.
“Ekiti will clock 20 years on October 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.
“The High Court we are presently using was inherited from the old
Ondo state and constructing a new one of our own will afford us the opportunity to put state-of-the-art equipment.”