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Road Projects: Aiyedatiwa orders contractors back to sites

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo State Governor, has ordered contractors handling road projects in the state to return to sites for the timely completion of projects.

Lucky-Aiyedatiwa, Governor of Ondo State
Lucky-Aiyedatiwa, Governor of Ondo State

Akure, Nigeria

Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Ondo State Governor, has ordered contractors handling road projects in the state to return to sites for the timely completion of projects.

A few days ago, the governor approved the rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of 60km of roads across the state within the next three months.

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Recall that Aiyedatiwa during his inauguration as the Governor of the State following the demise of his principal, Rotimi Akeredolu, had promised to complete all ongoing infrastructural projects in the State.

In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Saturday, the governor directed the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to mobilise contractors back to the site to speed up work on the projects for early completion.

“The Governor expressed the determination of his administration to hit the ground running with the implementation of policies and programmes of government as scheduled to budget, assuring timely payment for jobs done by contractors,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the projects to receive urgent attention the completion of Owo township dualization; completion of Oba Osupa – Oluwatuyi – Ijoka (Akure) dualization; completion of Oda dual carriage (Akure) and the completion of Akure flyover (Onyearugbulem-Shagari-Irese).

Others include the construction of 15.89km of selected roads in Ondo township; construction of the Arigidi – Ogbagi Akoko road; construction of internal roads in Olusegun Agagu University of Technology, Okitipupa and the construction of Emure-Ile – Eporo road.

The rehabilitation/Asphalt overlay of 18.65 selected roads in Akure; Construction of selected roads in Akungba Akoko; construction of selected roads in Igbobini, Ilaje; reconstruction of Oritaobele junction – Okeodu, with a spur to Ipinsa road/Maronu street; rehabilitation/reconstruction of Alagbaka GRA roads and the rehabilitation of Bolorunduro – Fagbo Road, amongst others.

The statement also said the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Allen Idowu met with the contractors in Akure, the State Capital on Thursday.

He said “the Governor has expressed readiness to ensure that the needed resources are made available on time to encourage them.

“The contractors have expressed their willingness to speed up their projects to meet the deadline set by the Governor, adding that the ministry’s officials have also been mobilized to play their parts,” Idowu said.

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