Governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi recently flagged off the “Water Pipeline Extension & Distribution Network Improvement” in Ado Ekiti.
The state government recently flagged-off a $56 million Ero Dam turnaround project to meet 85 per cent of water needs of the people.
Gov. Kayode Fayemi said at the ceremony that the state had declared a state of emergency in the water sector in the state by the flag-off of the project.
The project is being handled by Sagittarius Henan Engineering. The five-year project is to be completed by June 2020.
The governor said that the state had paid a staggering sum of N700 million counterpart fund to complete the project that was approved by the World Bank in 2014.
“It was because of the safety of the citizens that the Federal Government declared an emergency in WASH.
“So, Ekiti has keyed into the programme with this project. Ekiti was ranked second in Nigeria as a state that practises open defecation. We shall put up institutional and legal frameworks to ensure Ekiti is open defecation-free before 2030,” he said.
Watch video of the project launch below;