World Bank to Spend $50m on Water Projects in Ekiti

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World Bank says it will expend $50 million (about N10Bn) on water projects 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 members of the team to the Governor’s Office in Ado Ekiti on Thursday.

Mr Mantovani said such project if fully completed would give the people of the State access to potable water.

He said the state government would contribute $5 million as its‎ 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 projects.

Governor Fayose, who decried the poor state of major dams in the State, added that his administration would do everything within its capacity to engage in developmental projects that would have positive impacts 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.

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