Leadership (Abuja)

15 November 2012

Nigeria: Proper Drainage System Will Enhance Durability of Roads - Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, said that the various excavations of roads, drainages and covering of drains with concrete slabs were necessary steps toward ensuring durable roads.

The governor said this during an inspection tour of the various on-going road projects in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti.

He said that the excavation of blocked drains and culverts, and the introduction of concrete slabs on the drains would prevent roads from retaining water to ensure their durability.

Fayemi said that the new development, which was just introduced by the company handling the expansion of Old Garage - Ojumose and Atikankan - First Baptist roads, showed the contractor's competence.

He said that had got calls from people who commended the government on the quality job being done on the roads.

"The slabs are expected to also prevent indiscriminate disposal of wastes in the drains which may cause flooding," he said.

He expressed optimism that the ongoing rehabilitation of 16 roads in Ado Ekiti and the various roads being handled by the contractor would be completed in two months.

Fayemi said that after Ado Ekiti government's focus would be shifted to Ikere, Ikole and Ijero-Ekiti to give them a facelift and spread infrastructure development to the areas. NAN

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