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Ekiti Commences Clearing Of Airport Site

By Lere Olayinka
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Ekiti State Government on Friday 2nd October 2015 commenced clearing works at the proposed airport site in Aso Ayegunle Village of Ado Ekiti.

With the Honourable commissioner for works leading the team from Ekiti State Ministry of Works around 9:30 in the morning, not less than five bulldozers stationed at Aso Ayegunle swung into action immediately.

Ekiti State Governor, Bashorun Ayo Fayose you will recall vowed at a

meeting with some stakeholders in his office that all road contractors

in the state will be asked to lend the state at least a bulldozer for

a month at the site.
Speaking with newsmen at the site, an elated Hon. Kayode Oso explained

how a committee was put in place about a month ago by the governor to

look into the possibility of achieving the administration's desire to

have an airport in Ekiti at the shortest possible time said the

committee within the period reviewed processes that have been on for

more than 3 years,met with consultants and professionals in the

aviation sector as well as liase with relevant authorities to get the

required approval for kick off.
The Hon. Commissioner who said enumerators are still working on crop

enumeration so as to ascertain what the cost implication will be as

regards payment of compensation to farm owners expressed optimism that

the ministry should be done clearing the 4000 hectares of land

spanning Ado-Ijan-Igbemo-Ago and Afao Ekiti within the next two months

after which the official flag off for the Airport construction will be

performed by the executive governor of Ekiti State, H.E Peter Ayodele

Oso who described time as the most important factor to businessmen

said an airport in Ekiti will definitely open up the state, boost the

economy, benefit workers and students coming to the various tertiary

institutions in the state as well as create job opportunities for the

teeming Ekiti youths.