Makinde Approves N9.3b For 106 Mass Transit Buses, N2.5b For Traffic Signal
Oyo state government has approved the procurement of one hundred and six mass transit buses to enhance intra city mobility and complement its fleet of buses from the pacesetter transport service with an estimated cost of 9.3 billion naira.
The approval was part of the resolutions reached at the state executive council meeting.
The commissioner for youth and sports, Hon. Seun Fakorede who disclosed this in a briefing, explained that the rapid transit system would be involved in interstate services, assist in mobility of agricultural produces and positively impact on the state economy.
Also, the commissioner for budget and economic planning, Barrister Niyi Farinto hinted that council had granted approval for the rehabilitation and construction of two link roads around Akobo, with one beside NNPC mega station and the other at general gas, to relieve traffic tension in the axis.
He equally added that the project would be executed through direct effort labour from the Oyo state transport and road management agency (OYTROMA) with an estimated cost of 64 million naira to be completed in two months.
The Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatunbosun noted that a 2.5 billion naira traffic signal and light system as well as its control room has been approved for Challenge to Idi Odo and Challenge roundabout in Ibadan to reduce traffic in that axis.