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World Bank to spend $5m on water projects in Ekiti

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World Bank says it will expend $50 million (about N1bn) on water project in Ekiti State.

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State (m), his cabinet team and members of the World Bank Delegation, when they paid a courtesy call on the governor.
Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State (m), his cabinet and World Bank Task Team on Water Project led by Mr. Pier Mantovani, during their visit to the Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti.

Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Idowu Adelusi in a release on Thursday, said 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.

Mr Mantovani said such project if fully completed would give people access to potable 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, however, added that his administration would do everything within its capacity to engage in developmental projects 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, as well as to chart the way forward on how to make them functional.

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