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Monarchs back Ekiti airport project

Monarchs in Ekiti under the aegis of Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers have backed the State Government’s bid to construct an airport in the state.

According to them, the airport will help hasten economic development in the state.

In a communique in Ado-Ekiti, which was signed by the Council’s Chairman and the Ologotun of Ogotun-Ekiti, Oba Oladapo Oyebade, and made available on Sunday, the monarchs said the project, which was approved by The Presidency in 2010, must start without further delay.

“Council appreciates the new move by the Ekiti State Governor, Dr Peter Ayodele Fayose, to pursue this worthy cause to logical conclusions. Council uses this opportunity to remind the President, Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria of an earlier appeal by the good people of Ekiti State at the Ewi’s Palace during his presidential campaign visit to Ekiti State on this subject. Council uses this medium to solicit the support of Mr President for the execution and completion of the project.

“We also appeal to Ekiti sons and daughters and well wishers across the globe for their full support. Now is the time for all good people of Ekiti to support this project for the promotion of the socio-economic emancipation of our beloved Ekiti State,” the communique stated.

The monarchs urged all Ekiti people to support the government to execute the project.

Fayose, at different fora, had said his government was committed to the project, promising that the project would be completed before the end of next year.

He said a fund raiser would be held in Lagos where corporate bodies and individual would be able to contribute to the project.

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