….Awards Contract For Completion of 12.5km Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe-Apata Road
Oyo State government has on Tuesday approved the notational promotion and payment of civil servants dismissed in 2012 and were recalled by the present administration in the State.
This was made known to pressmen in Ibadan by the State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun after the State’s weekly virtual meeting.
Olatubosun hinted that gesture was in consonance with the policy of the governor Seyi Makinde-led administration to cater for all without prejudice and to give the workforce causes to be satisfied.
“97 civil servants dismissed in 2012 have been recalled the moment this administration got to office, the executive council today approved their notational promotion and payment of gratuity to the concerned ones among them.
“This is in furtherance of the present administration’s drive to give cause for the working population to have cause to be happy for the job they do, it is also a testament to the fact that this is a government with large heart that caters for the welfare of all.”
The Commissioner added that the executive council also approved contract for the completion of section 1 and section 2 of the 12.5 kilometers dualization of Challenge-Odo Ona Elewe-Apata road in Ibadan.
He said the contractor, Messrs Kopek Construction Nig. Ltd. has agreed to repair all defective portions in section 1 of the road and to embark on the completion of section 2 of the road.
“In consideration of displacement of Oyo State residents in this particular area, Oyo State government has deliberately channelled Section 2 to pass CBN route so as to reduce the number of residents displaced by the construction.
“The road, when completed will significantly reduce traffic along Challenge-Apata axis of Ibadan metropolis and delivery period is 12 months.
“The contract was awarded at a total sum of N5,646,384,211.92 which includes compensation (N775,403,670.19) and all statutory deductions,” he explained.