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ABANDONED 6BILLION ROAD PROJECT: OYHA Gives Ministry Two Weeks Ultimatum To Submit Reports

The Oyo State House of Assembly has given the state Ministry of Works and Transport two weeks deadline to submit the situation report of the all ongoing road projects across the state, as report indicated that over six billion naira Moniya-Iseyin-Ojutaye road project awarded by former Governor Abiola Ajimobi has been abandoned by the contractor.
Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin disclosed this while briefing the newsmen shortly after today’s plenary.
Hon. Akeem Mustapha, who represents Kajola state constituency, in a motion presented before the House on “A Passionate Appeal to Governor Seyi Makinde to Put Necessary Measures in Place to Mobilize the Contractors Handling the Rehabilitation of Roads Across the State,” expressed that road networks that are motorable and accessible contribute to the rapid socio-economic development of the nation.
He cited Moniya-Iseyin-Ojutaye road project as an instance, which was awarded by former Governor Abiola administration’s to a company identified Oladiran Engineering Trade Limited in February 2018 with contract duration of eighteen (18) months.
Hon. Mustapha disclosed that the 65km road project, which was awarded at the cost of six billion nine hundred and fifty-two million (#6,952,000,000) is far from being completed as the contractor has vacated the site two months ago, worsening the situation of the road due to uncompleted drainages and scraping of existing asphalt by heavy rainfall.
Hon. Olawumi Oladeji, representing Ogbomosho North, in her contribution said that the situation is the same throughout the state as many roads in her constituency and some areas in Ibadan are in deplorable condition, calling on the Speaker, Hon. Ogundoyin and members to allow the House to address the issue at a time.
Hon. Ogundoyin, while passing the resolution, called on the Ministry of Works and Transport to present situation report on all ongoing road projects in the state in order to allow the House where to advise the present administration and expedite action on their completion.
Meanwhile, the Oyo State House of Assembly has approved the request of Governor Seyi Makinde seeking for approval of 12 special advisers to assist him carrying out the state’s assignments.
Governor Seyi Makinde, in line with section 196 sub sections (i) and (ii) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has forwarded a letter to the Speaker, Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin through the Clerk, Ms. Felicia Adediran, informing that he has so far made appointment of the Chief of State, Chief Press Secretary and Director General, Due Process.
In his submission on the request, Hon. Simeon Adegbola, representing Surulere/Ogo Oluwa state constituency, advised Governor Makinde to ensure all interests in the state are taking into consideration in his appointment.
by Adekunle Adegboyega

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