By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Oyo State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr. Wasiu Dauda has disclosed that the state Executive council has approved N28b for the dualization of 4 roads in the state.
The Commissioner said this while speaking at an Inter-Ministerial Press briefing held at the State Ministry of Information’s Film Theatre, Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
Mr Dauda declared that the N28billion dualization of road projects are to be executed through the Federal Government Road Intervention Fund.
According to the Commissioner for Works and Transport, the roads billed for dualization are the Saki Township road from Oke-Ogun Polytechnic to Ilesa-Baruba road, 11.0km road contracted to Adolf Engineering Development Company at a contract sum of N8,239,875,839.47 to be completed within 18months, the dualization of Idi Ape- Basorun –Akobo-Odogbo Barracks Junction (7km) including an overhead bridge across Lagos-Ibadan Expressway contracted to RCC Nigeria Limited at a sum of N7, 177, 375, 941. 46 to be completed in 18 months.
He listed other roads as the dualization of Agodi Gate- Old Ife Road- Adegbayi Junction (7.3km) with limited rehabilitation of spur to Alakia-Ibadan Airport (3.3km) including an underpass bridge across Lagos-Ibadan expressway contracted to Charvet Nigeria Limited at a contract sum of N8, 535, 343,916.16 to be completed within 18 months as well as the expansion of Oke Adu- Agodi Gate- Idi Ape- Iwo Road Interchange (3.2km) awarded to CGC Nigeria Limited at a contract sum of N3, 630,924,756.52 expected to be completed in 12 months.
The Commissioner stressed that the state would not leave any stone unturned in the rehabilitation of damaged roads within the State as the Road Maintenance Agency would soon embark on various rehabilitation exercises within the state.