About Special Projects

The Bureau of Special Projects was created by Mr. Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi in July 2012 to deliver on his core promises to the people of Ekiti State in infrastructural development. Mr. Bayo Kelekun, an Urban Regeneration expert with track records of performance in Europe and Nigeria was appointed Special Adviser to head the Bureau. He is also a member of the State Executive Council.

The major objective of the Bureau is to expeditiously process and execute flagship projects critical to government. These are projects that may encounter challenges of prompt execution in the regular MDAs to the chagrin of the administration.

The first major assignment of the Bureau was the execution of OPERATION RENOVATE ALL SCHOOLS IN EKITI (ORASE).The project involved a comprehensive rehabilitation and reconstruction of buildings in the 183 Public Secondary Schools in the state. The project which was flagged off by the Governor in July 2012 added value to the educational sector of the State not only by the aesthetic outlook of the physical structures but also student performances in view of the convenient academic environment provided.

Everywhere one now turns, the old dilapidated structures, that had never witnessed such massive facelifts, have given way to an impressive learning environment with more to offer the upcoming generation.

It was the first conscious wholesome renovation of public school buildings in any part of the federation.

Furniture: As part of the ORASE project, procurement and supply of 20,000 decent furniture items for all the schools in the state was also done. Many of these have been distributed to the public secondary schools across the State. The remaining items already being assembled would soon be allocated to the outstanding schools.

OBA ADEJUGBE HOSPITAL COMPLEX

The pace of work at the Oba Adejugbe General Hospital Complex has been steady, remarkable and without hitches since January 2013 when Mr. Governor approved the re-commencement of work on the abandoned site. It was expected that by October 2013, the hospital would be commissioned for the use of Ekiti people; in spite of hitches, the work is satisfactorily progressing and would be commissioned as soon as completed.

THE EKITI STATE PAVILION

The Ekiti State Pavilion currently under construction by the State government on the new Iyin Road, Ado Ekiti is a 10,000 seating capacity edifice, which can take a total of 20,000 people. It has a total of over 137 capacity car park, a Governor’s Lounge, VIP Lounge, Restaurants, Bar, an open event ground aside the main arena and many more. It is a regeneration process that will open up the area for urban development and income generation for the State.

Work started at the site in Jan 2013, though it was flagged off in Oct 2012. The Contractor handling the project is AARON Nig. Ltd closely supervised by the Bureau.

MOTHER AND CHILD HOSPITALS

To further consolidate the plans of the government to improve the health sector, it is a thing of joy to the people as the Governor has promised to also build three Mother and Child Hospitals in the state. The hospitals would be sited in Ikere, Ikole and Ijero respectively. The Bureau of Special Projects will oversee the construction of these hospitals from start to finish.

RENOVATION OF 18 GENERAL HOSPITALS

Having been approved by the State Executive Council, contractors that won the contract for the renovation of 18 General Hospitals have now mobilised to the various locations. In all, about 158 buildings of various sizes would be touched during the renovation exercise in the hospitals that cut across the 16 local government areas of the state.

Given the sensitive nature of hospital facilities, thorough planning has been made not to expose the patients to any form of discomfort. The Honourable Commissioner for Health, Professor Olusola Fasuba has assured that the comfort of the patients would be guaranteed during the 12 weeks, the renovation is expected to last.  He said where necessary, alternative facilities would be provided to ensure that quality health service delivery which is the hallmark of this administration is maintained.

Mr. Bayo Kelekun, Special Adviser whose Bureau of Special Projects is managing the execution of the renovation exercise hinted that all technical details had been fine tuned to ensure the success of the exercise.

He called on all users of the facilities to cooperate with the contractors and the Bureau to achieve the dreams of the Fayemi administration. The time frame for completion of project is 12 weeks. While the renovation of 35 Comprehensive Health Centers across the 3 senatorial district will also be on the heels of the hospitals renovation.

In addition, the beautification of the state capital, construction of Bus Stops within the state metropolis, supervision of the Odua's Farmers' Academy and the ADP Training Hall both in Isan Ekiti, the construction of the Staff Clinic in Ado, construction of 16 Local Government Modern Markets fall under the purview of the Bureau.

Vision

To be a quick vehicle to actualize government's infrastructural needs of Ekiti people.

Mission

Providing the leverage to raise the standard of living of the people through improved infrastructural facilities across the state

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