Ekiti State governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose Friday evening visited water logged areas at the ongoing Ikere Ekiti road dualisation project. The governor said he was there personally to have a look at the affected buildings following complaints by residents that their apartments have been submerged so as to find ways to contain the problem and get a permanent solution.
Mr. Fayose ordered staff of the Works Ministry led by Commissioner for Works, Mrs. Funmilayo T Ogun to within the next one week come up with identification of buildings that will have to further give way to ensure an enduring project. He added that houses built on waterways or those obstructing free flow of water will have to give way.
“I have listened to them personally(the residents), it is obvious we still need to do more concerning the water logged areas, I have explained to the contractor and the ministry officials to sit back, revisit the design and see where we can solve the problem the settlers are talking about so that we can be able to get solution that will be permanent. They will sit back during the week and see what can be done.
“Some houses will have to give way, some of these houses are actually under the water level, they have to give way if we want an enduring environment. They will enumerate and get back to me so that we’ll be able to pay compensation and demolish the few houses that will have to give way”, the governor said.