Governor Seyi Makinde has mandated the contractor handling the construction of the 65 kilometres Moniya-Iseyin road, KOPEK Construction Company, to complete the project within one year.
The road contract was revoked after being abandoned by the former contractor and was re-awarded in November 2019, with the completion time frame of one year.
The Project Manager, KOPEK Construction Company, Engr. Paul Chamoun, while answering questions from journalists, stated that the company had resumed work after the new year yuletide and the first work done was to fill all notable craters and potholes while concrete works like culverts and line drainages were ongoing.
The state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof. Raphael Afonja, said the present administration took immediate step to re-award the road project after revoking the contract with the former contractor to ease the pain of the people plying the road and communities along the way. He stated that government realized the importance of the road as the link between Ibadan, the state capital and Oke-Ogun, which was noted to be ‘food basket’ of the state, adding that economic growth of the state through agriculture would be maximized when the road is completed.
He further enjoined the people of the State to keep faith with the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde whose only interest is to serve and create enabling environment for the people to grow their investment and live comfortably.