The Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde has requested that the construction of the Ibadan circular road project awarded in May 2017 be stopped.
The former administration of Abiola Ajimobi granted the 32-kilometer road, intended to connect the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to the Ibadan/Ife expressway at the cost of N67 billion.
Through his Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, Makinde communicated his disappointment at the pace of work at the site, during an assessment visit to the site at the Ibadan-Lagos interstate hub.
Makinde stressed the significance of the way to the economy of Oyo State, including that his organization stayed resolved to assemble frameworks that will extend the economy of the State.
Makinde said: “Basically, what we saw was not encouraging. The agreement was signed in 2017, almost three years now. The work done so far was at 5 per cent or 5.5 per cent.
“Also, this was a concession of about N67 billion for a 32-kilometre road. We just felt we need to pull back a little bit, look at things holistically and then take a decision in order to move forward.
“The circular road is extremely important to the economy of Oyo State and if a contractor can only achieve 5 per cent in three years, you can imagine how many years it will take to complete the road.”
However, the Governor expressed his disappointment and dissatisfaction at the level of work done by the contractor, ENL Consortium Limited.
Gov. Makinde thereby suspended the work the road construction in Ibadan, Oyo State.