Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde inspects ongoing construction road in Ibadan. Sections 1 and 2 of the 12.5km dualization of Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe-Apata Road in Ibadan was inspected. Moreover, the construction is being carried out by Kopek Construction Nigeria Limited.
According to him, the road was an abandoned project in the State. In furtherance, he talked about the benefits of the road when completed.
“This project has been abandoned since 2011. It was started during Governor [Adebayo] Alao-Akala’s time and it is very strategic, because people going to Lagos from Abeokuta and vice-versa, can bypass Ring Road.
“If you are coming from Lagos and you want to go to Apata, you also don’t need to go through Ring Road anymore if this road is completed.
“The contractor has mobilised but we are still putting together the paper works for their payment. But, at least, even without payment, they have demonstrated readiness to do the work. I think we are on course with that road project,” he added.
Furthermore, he commented on the situation in the State. He said, “Things are getting better. We passed through Beere, Yemetu, Challenge and we saw that people were just eager to carry on with their lives and go on with their business activities. I believe we are doing better.”