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Ekiti awards N2.02bn contract for new governor's office

By The Citizen
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The Ekiti State Government has awarded the construction of the second phase of the new Governor's Office for N2.02bn.

The Commissioner for Information, Mr. Tayo Ekundayo, said this in an interview with journalists in Ado Ekiti on Friday. The commissioner explained that the contract was approved during the State Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

He said the contract was awarded to Interkel Nigeria Limited and the project was expected to be completed in 13 months.

Governor Kayode Fayemi had on assumption of office said his administration would convert the present Governor's Office to a hotel, which it was originally designed for by the administration of former Governor Niyi Adebayo, who built it.

Fayemi complained that the building, which was converted to office by former Governor Ayo Fayose, was too big, adding that many parts of the structure were not fully being utilised.

The governor also said that the present Government House would also be converted to a hotel in order to boost the state's investment portfolio.

The administration has also started building a new Government House at a hilltop close to the present one.