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Oyo government approves additional scope of work on Iseyin-Fashola-Oyo road project

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
11 November 2021   |   3:51 am
Oyo State Government has approved an additional scope of work on the Iseyin-Fashola-Oyo Road project. The additional scope of work, according to the Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin...

Kehinde Sangodoyin

• To upgrade electrical infrastructure at state secretariat
• Hairdressers’ association endorses Makinde for second term

Oyo State Government has approved an additional scope of work on the Iseyin-Fashola-Oyo Road project. The additional scope of work, according to the Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin, includes extra width, stone base and thickness of 12.5 mm in line with the Federal Government road specifications.

Sangodoyin, who stated this while addressing the press shortly after a meeting of the state’s Executive Council, explained that the additional scope of work would cost N1.5 billion, summing up the entire project cost to N9.9 billion.

The commissioner said the project was initially approved last July and had since received a positive nod from the Federal Government.

He stressed that the road would not only connect the Fashola Agribusiness Industrial Hub, but would also create ease of doing business and positively impact the state’s economy.

SIMILARLY, the Commissioner for Energy and Solid Minerals, Seun Ashamu, said the executive council had granted approval for the overhauling of electrical infrastructure at the state secretariat, Government House and other adjourning state government facilities. He said the project was estimated to cost N710 million.

MEANWHILE, the Nigerian Beautician Hairdressers Association (NBHA), Oyo State chapter, has commended Governor ‘Seyi Makinde for running people-oriented programmes and his transformational leadership.

The association declared that based on the successes recorded in the last two years of the Makinde administration across all sectors, it would back him for another term of four years.

A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, indicated that the association made the declaration on Tuesday when hundreds of its members paid a solidarity visit to the Government Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan in commemoration of its 40th anniversary.

The statement quoted the founder of the association, Chief Olubunmi Adesanya, as commending the Makinde-led government for its good work in the state and that the administration had made life more meaningful for traders and the people of the state.

In his response, the governor, who was represented by the Commissioner for Investment, Trade & Industries, Olasunkanmi Olaleye, assured the association that his administration would continue to make life more comfortable for the people through policies and people-centered programmes.

He added that his government would provide assistance to traders in the state with a view to enabling them have access to fund to trade without being subjected to untold hardship.