Makinde flags off N9.6 billion road project in Ibadan

The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde on Friday flagged off the dualization of 8.3km Akobo, Ojurin/Odogbo Barracks, Olorunda Abaa Junction in Lagelu Local Government Area, at a cost of N9.6 billion and named it after immediate past Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike.

Makinde, who therefore, announced that some property would be affected, assured the affected property owners that the state government would compensate them.

He said 30 per cent of the total cost has already been paid to the contractor, promising that the project would be completed in 12 months, according to the specification.

The governor said, “The dualization of the road would improve the local commercial activities as well as local government’s economy which would in turn impact positively on the state’s internally generated revenue.

“We kept our promise and awarded the project and today, we fulfilled our promise and the reconstruction work has started. The project will be completed in 12 months,” he said.

The governor reaffirmed his commitment to the development of the state and to continue to put in place critical infrastructure that would open up the state for economic expansion and big time investors from both local and global business environments.

Earlier, the local government Chairman, Kazeem Gbadamosi, described the project as historic as it marked the first of such since assumption of office for second term by the governor.

He said the road construction would ease the movement of goods and services of people in the neighbourhood and have an impact on the residents of the LGA.

The contractor handling the project, Samchase Nigeria Ltd., assured quality delivery and standard project that would provide value for every penny spent on the project.

Source: Punch Online