IKERE Local Government Area of Ekiti State has concluded plans to set up a N450million quarry in the state.
Disclosing this to newsmen in Ikere Ekiti was the chairman of the local government, Engr Olasunkanmi Ogunbiyi, saying the facility would further improve the internally generated revenue of the local government.
Ogunbiyi, who has just received the award of excellence in grassroots leadership from Abuja based Grassroots Leadership Centre as the best chairman in the south-west for year 2009, noted that it had been his plan to make the local government the economic nerve centre of the state.
He further disclosed that his council hadÂ finalizedÂ arrangement for the establishment of an international market along Ado-Ikere Road, saying the feasibility work for the multi-million naira projectÂ had been concluded. He said the site of the market was strategic as it would be a gateway forÂ market men and women, including trucks bringing goods to the state.