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Aiyedatiwa orders contractors back to site

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The Ondo State Governor, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa has expressed his commitment to complete all the ongoing projects across the state as he ordered the contractors handling road projects to return to site.

The governor has also approved the rehabilitation and asphalt overlay of 60km of roads across the state within the next three months.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Ebenezer Adeniyan, on Saturday.

According to the statement, some of the affected roads are the Oda-Ijoka dualisation in Akure, the Owo dualization, the Arigidi-Ogbagi Akoko, and the OAUSTECH internal roads among others.

It noted that the projects to receive urgent attention, as directed by the governor, include, the completion of Owo township dualisation,  Oba Osupa – Oluwatuyi – Ijoka (Akure) dualization, completion of Oda dual carriage (Akure), completion of Akure flyover (Onyearugbulem-Shagari-Irese), construction of 15.89km selected roads in Ondo township among others.

The statement read, ” Governor Aiyedatiwa, who had promised that all ongoing infrastructural projects in the state would be completed, directed the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to mobilise contractors back to the site to speed up work on the projects for early completion.

“The governor expressed the determination of his administration to hit the ground running with the implementation of policies and programmes of government as scheduled to budget, assuring timely payment for jobs done by contractors

The statement added that the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure,  Allen Idowu has relayed the directive of the governor to the concerned contractors, that the governor had expressed his readiness to ensure that the needed resources are made available on time to encourage them.

“The Permanent Secretary said the contractors have expressed their willingness to speed up their projects to meet up with the deadline set by the governor, adding that the officials of the ministry have also been mobilized to play their parts, ” the statement read.

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