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We ‘ll Turn Ikere Gorge Dam To Tourist Site, Says Makinde

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…pledges to fix 28km Iseyin-Ikere road

Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has declared that his government will turn Ikere Gorge Dam into a first-class tourism site equal in standard to South Africa’s Sun City.

The governor stated this during a visit to the dam, adding that his government would immediately fix the 28-kilometre Iseyin-Ikere road to boost the tourism potential of the state.

He said that having fixed the Moniya-Iseyin road, his government would also fix the 28-kilometre Ikere road that leads to the dam.

Makinde, who expressed displeasure at the rot and abandonment that have become the lot of the project conceptualized and executed by the Federal Government as a hydro-power source, said Nigeria’s resources had been wasted on the project.

He stated, however, that in line with his administration’s resolve to always ensure that the people of the state get value for resources committed into projects, the government will put it to good use.

According to him, the state government can use the water for irrigation, energy generation and some other things.

Similarly, the governor also announced the increment of the monthly allowance being paid to National Youth Corps members serving in the state from N5,000.00 to N15,000.00 to make the service more convenient for corps members.

 

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