Makinde Approves Dualisation Of 3.2km Ibadan Airport Road, Others At N4.9bn
By Ogundele Olanrewaju
The Oyo State Government has awarded the dualization of Ibadan Airport road project.
The decision was arrived at after the state executive council meeting held at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, Secretariat, Ibadan.
Briefing journalists after the meeting, the Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Professor Dahud Kehinde Sangodoyin, stated that the road, which is 3.2km, will cover the adjoining access road around the axis. He added that the total cost of the project stands at N4.9bn.
Speaking further, Sangodoyin noted that the roads will actually assist in the expansion of state’s economy and ease of doing business as well as movement of goods, services and people around those areas.
He said: “This afternoon, we approved the awards of the dualisation of Ibadan Airport road, which is 3.2km and the adjoining access road around that axis, which is about 194.5 metres including the road from Oludare to Bishop Philips, which is 2.0km.
“These roads will actually assist in the expansion of our economy and ease of doing business as well as movement of goods, services and people around that end.”
“Before now, the Federal Government had awarded the Ibadan-Ife-Ilesha to Messrs KOPEC. So, we used the opportunity to also award the same dualisation of Ibadan Airport road to the same construction company at the value of N4.9bn.
“In totality, the work scope for this is about 10.8kms including the service link, which is by the Iwo Road bus terminal.”