EKITI State Governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, has called for the Federal Government’s support in the area of infrastructure development for the state.
Fayemi made the call on Tuesday in Abuja during a courtesy visit to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola.
He said the visit was to identify areas his administration, when inaugurated, would partner with the ministry to ensure speedy development of infrastructure in the state.
“Your ministry is going to be very crucial to the success of our administration, particularly in the area of infrastructure development.
“We have been having this conversation on an unofficial basis, so, I think it is important we make it official to identify areas we can partner in our rebuilding efforts,” he said.
The governor-elect said that the Federal Government’s activities were being noticed in the state through its ongoing housing, roads, electrification and the federal secretariat projects.
Fayemi maintained that the Federal Government could do more, adding that Ekiti was a rural and agricultural state where infrastructure was most needed.
In his remark, Fashola commended the governor-elect for the visit, adding that the developmental initiative of the current Federal Government was party blind.
He said the housing project, federal secretariat project, the transmission project and others in the state would be beneficial to all citizens irrespective of their party affiliations.
The minister said that the projects identified by the governor-elect in the state were initiated even as the opposition party still governed the state.
He said he had visited the state to ensure that the projects were ongoing, adding that the election of Dr Fayemi would accelerate growth because the governor-elect is more development-oriented, seeks FG’s support
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