Oyo State Government has approved the commencement of the Light-Up Oyo State project, which is to cover 70 roads and 223.42 kilometres across the five geopolitical zones of the State.
The State’s Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Prof. Rapheal Afonja, made the disclosure while briefing Newsmen at the end of the state’s Executive Council meeting, on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
He said that 70 roads across the five zones of the State will be captured in the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project; adding that the State’s Executive Council has approved the award of the contract for the rehabilitation of two dumpsites in Ibadan as part of the new Solid Waste Management Architecture launched by Governor Seyi Makinde recently.
The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, in a statement issued in Ibadan by the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, stated that the selection process for the Private Sector Participants (PSPs) that would drive the Waste Management Project had already been concluded.
The statement disclosed that the Executive Council meeting was held via video-conferencing, adding that the Council was adhering strictly to the social distancing rule.
Prof. Afonja further noted that the second phase of the Light-Up Oyo Project is expected to further spread the gains of the project already recorded through the first phase in the area of security and socio-economic sectors in the State.
According to the statement, the State Government has also approved the Operation Zero Pothole Initiative, in line with the desire of Governor Makinde to immediately fix all potholes in State starting from Ibadan, the State capital.
It also added that the Operation Zero Portholes initiative will be driven through the decentralisation of the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) by Governor Makinde, which it said had taken effect.