EKSG approves rehabilitation of Ado- Ilawe road

….Begins Construction of Dual Carriage way


The Ekiti State government said it has approved the rehabilitation of the Ado-Ilawe Road and construction of the dual carriage way between G.R.A III Extension and the State Pavilion along NTA road.

The government said the decision was based on an attempt to ensure that all roads in the State are motorable
and well-maintained to provide free-flow of traffic and unhindered
access in the State capital.

A press statement on Thursday by the State Commissioner for
Information, Rt. Hon. Taiwo Olatunbosun explained that the development was part of the outcome of the State Executive Council meeting, SEC

Olatunbosun explained that “the focus is to
significantly contribute to economic growth and boost social

The Commissioner stated that the State Government decided to
rehabilitate the Ado-Ilawe road where some sections of the road had
deteriorated due to high water-table in some locations which led to
failure of the road causing serious discomfort to motorists.

Describing the Governor Oyebanji administration’s intervention on road
as strategic, Olatunbosun noted that it was designed to ensure
alternate routes for motorists to maneuver across the State with
minimum stress.

Olatunbosun clarified that the Oyebanji administration formulated a
system of sustaining good State road network that link communities
with major roads and ease movement around the State in recognition of
the fact that the State Government has no control on construction,
maintenance and repairs of Federal roads.

Using the on-going rehabilitation of Igede-Ilawe road as an example,
the Commissioner stressed that, “on completion, the road would ease
traffic from Kwara up north to Akure or Lagos in the south as well as
serve as a ring road that would help reduce traffic volumes in the
State capital by providing alternate route around the city for drivers
that do not essentially need to stop in the center of the metropolis.

“Same goes for the Ikere – Igbara Odo road that links the State with
Igbara Oke in Ondo State and beyond without going through the
avoidable rigors of driving through the State capital and compounding
the traffic situation”, Olatunbosun noted.

He listed other road interventions by the State Government to include
the Ilawe Igede road, completion of the bus terminal in Ado Ekiti that
was inherited from the previous administration; rehabilitation of
Agric Olope-Moferere/Agric Olope-Odo Ado road; reconstruction
(excavation and casting) Igbara-Odo-Ikogosi lined drain road;
rehabilitation of Ado-Iworoko road.

Others are rehabilitation of Ilawe-Erijiyan road; reconstruction of
ikere-Ilawe road; construction of Atlas (Ajebamidele)-Deeper Life-
Alasia-Shepard-Omisanjana road in Ado Ekiti and the general
rehabilitation of Ado township roads.

Olatunbosun assured that the State Government would continue to
partner and encourage the Federal Government to maintain its share of
roads in the State, adding that though the State do not have resources
to cater for Federal roads, the administration would work round the
challenge to ensure free flow of traffic in and out of the State
without stress.

Another key decision reached at the State Executive Council meeting,
according to the Government’s spokesperson, was the approval of the
presentation of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) for 2024
– 2026 documents to the State House of Assembly for legislative
processing and passage.

The revenue for the approved period was projected as
N235,332,401,626.00 for 2026, N207,974,197,512.00 for 2025,
N187,280,552,421.00 for 2024 and N159,754,889,425.00 for 2023 which
was use as the base-line.

According to Rt. Hon. Olatunbosun, total expenditure for the same
period are estimated as N232,332,401,626.00 for 2026,
N204,974,197,512.00 for 2025, N184,280,556,421.00 for 2024 and

The Commissioner stated that with due cognizance of the Six Pillars of
the administration namely: Governance, Agriculture and Rural
Development, human Capital Development, Infrastructure and
Industrializations, Youth Development and Job Creation as well as
Arts, Culture and Tourism.

He added that the MTEF is made up of Medium-Term sectorial Strategy
(MTSS) and The MULTI-Year Budget Framework (MYBF) which is ,
traditionally, reviewed annually to mitigate the volatility of the
National and global economic indices, new government policies and the
need to accommodate fresh government’s programmes and projects.

Olatunbosun explained that parameters assumptions and indicators
(PAIs) considered include global oil price, Nigeria’s daily oil
production, exchange rate of naira to dollar as well as inflation rate
and the effect of fuel subsidy removal, adding that all Government
ministries, departments and agencies; civil society organisations and
other stakeholders were involved in the preparation of the MTEF
2024-2026 towards the 2024 budget.

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