By Roundoffnews

Despite the lockdown order in Ekiti State as part of measures to contain Covid-19, construction works are ongoing at the projects initiated by the State Government as contractors are working hard to meet set deadlines.

The Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi stated this on Friday when he inspected some of the on going projects in several parts of the State.

Governor Fayemi, who inspected projects at the College of Agriculture and Technology, Isan Ekiti, Ikupeju- Ire- Ilumoba and Ado- Iyin road projects as well as the ongoing water project, described construction work as essential duty that must be allowed during the lockdown in order for the contractors to meet up with the deadline given to them.

He added that the contractors working on the state projects were working within the precinct of safety and security.

The Governor said: “we allowed them to work because for us construction is an essential duty. In order to meet the deadline they have been given, of course within the limit of safety and security.”

Dr Fayemi who was accompanied on the inspection by the Commissioner for works and Transport, Mr Sola Adebayo, Special Adviser on Road infrastructure and Transport, Mr Sunday Adunmo, Senior Special Assistant on Public buildings and infrastructure, Arch Wale Ajayi and other government functionaries, also inspected on going drainage work at Ilupeju-Ire-Iluomoba road where asphalt laying has commenced.

Expressing satisfaction with the pace and quality of work done in the places visited, Dr Fayemi said; “As you can see for yourself, they (the Contractors) were making progress on the projects we visited.

The Governor said infrastructure development of the State would not be impeded by the war against the coronavirus.