The World Bank is to spend $50million on the execution of water projects in Ekiti State, according to the state government.
The chief press secretary to the state governor, Idowu Adelusi said in a release, yesterday, 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.
Mr. Mantovani said such projects 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, and called 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, 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 and how to make them functional.