The Ekiti state government has earmarked N1.9bn to build a new governor’s office and a high court complex complex in Ado Ekiti.
According to the state’s commissioner for works and transportation, Funmi Ogun, the projects were conceived as plans to improve the state’s infrastructural status. They would add to the existing “legacy projects” she said.
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, she said.
“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.
“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,” she said.