Oyo Govt To Re-Award Akobo-Ojurin Road Contract After Revoke From Contractor Over Poor Performance

After a strong warning by Oyo state government to some contractors in the state to speed up their work on site due to the agony being experienced by the people living in the affected areas where road construction works were ongoing, the state government has terminated the road contract of Idi-Ape-Basorun-Akobo-Odogbo Barracks road in Ibadan.

According to State Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Rapheal Afonja earlier in February, he hinted that about four contractors that have failed to meet up with performance specifications and time lag in Oyo State will soon have their contracts terminated.

Westerndailynews gathered on Monday 8th of May that the state government has revoked the road contract from contractor handling Idi-Ape-Basorun-Akobo-Odogbo Barracks road in Ibadan with readiness to re-award the road construction in few weeks to a new contractor.

In his words, Afonja said “Complaints have came across to us, we had to do a contract review and we realized that the quality of work done by some of this contractor is low, we also realized that most of the agreements have also relapsed and did not perform with expectations , the performance bond is a way to tell a contractor that if you don’t do a good job, you will be penalized.

It was also gathered that, about other three contractors contracts are on review and if they had also failed to meet up with performance specifications and time lag in the State, their contracts will also be terminated.

Among the contracts that are still ongoing in the state and likely to be revoke from contractors are the dualization of dualization of saki township along Oke-Ogun Poly-Ilesha-Ibariba road in Saki.

Others are Eleyele Junction-Akufo-Ido-Eruwa road, reconstruction of Moniya-Iseyin road and Agodi-Gate-Old Ife Road, Adegbayi in Ibadan.

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