*awards Contract For Completion of 12.5km Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe-Apata Road
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Government on Tuesday, approved the notational promotion and payment of civil servants dismissed in 2012, by the last administration of Senator Abiola Ajimobi who were recalled by the late present administration.
The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun disclosed this after the state’s weekly virtual, executive council meeting.
Dr Olatubosun emphasized that the gesture was in consonance with the policy of Governor Seyi Makinde administration to cater for all without prejudice, and to give the workforce cause to be satisfied in other to booster proficiency.
“97 civil servants dismissed in 2012 were recalled the moment this administration got into office, the executive council, today, approved their notational promotion and payment of gratuity to the concerned ones among them”, he said
Dr Olatunbosun added, “this is in furtherance of the present administration’s drive to give cause for the working population to be happy for the job they do; it is also a testament to the fact that this is a government with large heart, that caters for the welfare of all.”
The Commissioner disclosed that the executive council also approved contract for the completion of section 1 and section 2 of the 12.5 kilometers dualization of Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe-Apata road in Ibadan and that the contractor, Messrs Kopek Construction Nig. Ltd., has agreed to repair all defective portions in section 1 of the road and to embark on the completion of section 2 of the road.
“In consideration of displacement of Oyo State residents in this particular area, Oyo State Government has deliberately channelled Section 2 to pass CBN route, so as to reduce the number of residents to be displaced by the construction. The road, when completed will significantly reduce traffic along Challenge-Apata axis of Ibadan metropolis; and delivery period is 12 months.”
The Commissioner stated that the contract was awarded at a total sum of N5,646,384,211.92 which includes compensation (N775,403,670.19) and all statutory deductions,” he explained.