GSM Stops Ibadan Circular Road Project Awarded By Ajimobi

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Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has ordered the contractors handling the construction of the Ibadan Circular Road Project awarded by the immediate past governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi in May 2017, to stop work on the site.

This was contained in a statement released by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary Taiwo Adisa, on Thursday.

The Governor, who was on a inspection tour of the site, ordered that work on the road, which was meant to connect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Ibadan/Ife Expressway, should stop with immediate effect.

Report further has it that, the governor expressed disappointment and dissatisfaction at the level of work done by the contractor, saying he was unimpressed with the level of work so far.

He maintained that his administration was determined to build infrastructures that will help expand the state economy, hence the significance of completing the Circular Road, declaring that the road was of utmost.

“Basically, what we saw was not encouraging. The agreement was signed in 2017, almost three years now. The work done so far was at 5 per cent or 5.5 per cent. Also, this was a concession of about N65 billion for a 32-kilometre road. We just felt we need to pull back a little bit, look at things holistically and then take a decision in order to move forward’.

“The circular road is extremely important to the economy of Oyo State and if a Contractor can only achieve 5 per cent in three years, you can imagine how many years it will take to complete the road”, the Governor said

It would be recalled that the 32-kilometre road was awarded by Senator Ajimobi at the cost of N67 billion.

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