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Babatunde Fashola who is the minister of power works and housing has applauded Governor Ayodele Fayose when the duo inspected some projects in Ekiti.
The Punch reports that the minister also berated the federal controller of works in Ekiti State, Hezekiah Kehinde, for siting the ongoing national housing project in a location far from the heart of Ado Ekiti.
He however applauded Fayose for executing some projects along federal roads describing it as the kind of collaboration that should be emulated by other states with the federal government.
He particularly pointed out the expansion of the Ado-Akure highway at Ikere Ekiti as a great project.
He said: “We saw all the projects being executed by the state government; this is the kind of collaboration that the Federal Government welcomes. What is important is how much service we deliver to the people we are to serve. Of course, roads are shared among the tiers of government, but what is important is the service to the people.
“We will have to discuss a possible relocation of this place when I get to Abuja. You said you were given this site, even if this is where the government had allocated for it, I expect you to give a professional advice that this place is not likely to be suitable.”
He controller however said he made attempt to reach the governor to no avail.