The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), has issued an ultimatum to contractors handling the National Housing Project in Ekiti State. He also urged the contractors handling the 70 housing units to deliver by June, assuring them that money is not a problem for the government. He spoke on Friday in Ado Ekiti while inspecting the work progress at the NHP located on Agric Olope, off Ajilosun, Moferere Area, Ado Ekiti in company with Ekiti Controller, Mr. Saheed Gbadebori. He was represented by the Zonal Director, South West, Mr. Olusegun Dunmoye.
Fashola also said the Federal Government was willing to begin the second phase in earnest. He said, “Speed up work, we don’t have time the rains are here. If you delay for too long, rain will catch up with us. It will delay us further. “The money is there but we have to follow the procedure. So money is not the problem; do your bit; we will do our bit, so that we can commence the second phase.”
The 70 housing units are comprised of 10 units of one bedroom, 40 units of two bedroom, 20 units of three bedroom flats. The former Lagos State governor explained that the Ekiti project was one of the five ongoing sites in the Southwest, adding that the quality of work was high.