Fayemi Faults Sale Of Ekiti Water Dams By Oni


The Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has faulted the sale of  major dams in the  state by the ousted  administration under a concessioning arrangement, promising  that he would do everything possible to regain the  heritage of the people of the  state.

The governor who spoke on Friday during a one-day seminar for the newly-appointed  chairmen and members of the  local government caretaker committees in Ilawe-Ekiti,  headquarters of Ekiti South West local government area  decried a situation where  the people of the state have no access to potable water despite the presence of four  big dams.

He vowed to look into documents which gave the dams to the cronies of the immediate  past government through  concession and revoke same if necessary if that would  ensure that water flows in every home in the state.

Fayemi explained that if the four dams-Ero, Egbe, Itapaji and Ado Water  Works-operate in full capacity, scarcity of water would be a thing of the past and  would boost agriculture when used for irrigation.

“This administration is not a borehole government and that is why we must get our  water works back to operation and make sure that the pipes are revived so that water  must flow”, he said.

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Besides, the governor also disclosed the intent of his administration to establish a  Mining and Mineral

Development Corporation to tap solid minerals which are abundant quantity in the  state to generate more money into the coffers of the state and provide more  employment for its teeming youths.

The governor also pledged to explore the abundant tourism potentials in the state to  boost the revenue profile of the government.

A committee that would look for investors in the mining sub-sector would soon be  raised to boost mining activities in places like Ijero, Efon and other areas that  are rich in solid minerals.

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