Wednesday, 21 September 2016

We didn’t stop airport project, court did – Ekiti Assembly

The House of Assembly, which reacted to a publication in some newspapers that it directed the stoppage of the airport project, said the House Leader of Government Business, Honourable Olatunji Akinyele, was misrepresented in the report.
In a release issued on Wednesday by the Chairman, House Committee on Information, Chief Olugboyega Aribisogan, the Assembly said; “We don’t award contracts and it is not our duty to stop government projects.
“From information available to us, the state government only put the project on hold in obedience to the court judgment got by the land owners and plantation farmers displaced from the project’s proposed site and as soon as the ongoing litigation is dispensed with, the project will commence.”
Speaking further, the Chairman, House Committee on Information said; “The State House of Assembly, being partner in progress with the Governor Ayodele Fayose-led government, remains on the same page with the governor on the airport project as well as other legacy projects of the state government, and we will continue to give legislative backing to all developmental activities of the government.”
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