World Banks To Spend $50 million On Water Projects In Ekiti
World Bank says it will expend $50 million (about N1bn) on water
project in Ekiti State.
Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Idowu Adelusi said in a
release that the World Bank Task Team Leader on the Water Project, Mr
Pier Mantovani stated this when he led other delegation of the team to
the Governor Office in Ado Ekiti today.
Mr Mantovani said such project if fully completed would give people
access to portable water.
He said the state government would contribute $5 million as
counterpart fund towards the project.
Responding, Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose described the
project as a welcome development, calling on the World Bank team to
carry the state government along while executing the project.
Governor Fayose, who decried the poor state of major dams in the State
people, added that his admnistration would do everything within its
capacity to engage in developmental project that would have positive
impact on the citizens.
The team had earlier visited Ero and Ureje dams in the State to see
the condition of the dams and how to make them functional.