The Ekiti state government has commenced a comprehensive assessment of all projects embarked upon by the 16 local government and 22 Local Government Development Areas (LCDAs) in the state.
This is sequel to the release of funds to the councils for implementation of projects that have direct impact on the lives of the people.
The Project Assessment Committee, headed by the special adviser to the governor on Budget, Economic Planning and Performance Management, Mr. Niyi Adebayo, commenced the verification exercise last week with visits to some local government areas.
The local government areas that have been visited include Efon, Ekiti South- west, Ijero, Moba, Oye and Ikole among others.
Adebayo said the team was set up by the Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji, with the mandate to go round the local government areas and verify all the projects for which the councils have received funding.
He said the assessment is also to ensure that the councils’ programmes and projects align with the State Development Plan.
The team, he stated, would verify the number and location of all the projects, level of completion as well as quality of work done and present a comprehensive report to the governor for further action.
He said the Oyebanji administration is committed to ensuring that every kobo of the tax payer’s money released for projects is well utilised and properly accounted for.