Ekiti State Government has completed the construction of a new 30metres Ikun bridge on Oye-Otun road to replace the old narrow gauge colonial bridge constructed by the administration of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in the 1950s.
The State Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Mrs. Funmilayo Ogun who made this known in Ado Ekiti, reiterated the commitment of the Fayose led administration to complete all ongoing and abandoned laudable projects in the State, stressing the devotion of the administration to the provision of worthy infrastructures that would impact positively on the lives of the people.
Mrs. Ogun noted that a N150million contract for the construction of the new bridge was awarded by the Fayemi administration in 2012, adding that the project was however starved of funds and subsequently abandoned until the present administration mobilized and ordered the contractor back to site.
The commissioner said that the new bridge would eliminate the danger of the incessant road accidents and other security risks associated with the archaic bridge
According to her, the completion of the bridge would also boost socio-economic activities in the area as farmers and traders would be able to move their farm produce and wares with relative ease since both private vehicle owners and commercial vehicle drivers that had hitherto abandoned the road have gone back to the route.