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Oyo Approves N312m For Installation of 58 Motorized Boreholes

... to rehabilitate 45.3km Saki- Igboho Road for N8.7bn

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, has approved the sum of N312 million for the installation of fifty eight motorized boreholes across the entire 33 local governments in the state.

The Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Idowu Oyeleke, who disclosed this on Wednesday said that the move will reduce deficit in water supply across the state.

Oyeleke stated that the project was initially awarded by the last administration towards the twilight of its tenure.

The project,he revealed was subsequently revoked by the present administration as a result of inadequacies which has to do with transparency, and accountability in the award of the contract.

The commissioner noted that the state executive council headed by the executive governor, Seyi Makinde, approved the termination and rewarding of the contract to another contractor.

He added that the project which cuts across the entire state is expected to be completed within six months in order to provide clean drinkable water to the citizenry.

In the same vein, Oyo state executive council chaired by the executive governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, has approved the rehabilitation of 45.3 kilometres Saki to Igboho road.

Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development, Jacob Ojekunle disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing governor’s office correspondents following the decision of the 28th state executive council meeting.

Ojemuyiwa explained that the total sum of N8.7 billion, (eight billion seven hundred million four hundred and fifty six thousand naira) for the project.

He noted that the project which is to be executed through Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA) has been contracted to Messer CCECC (China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation).

The Commissioner also explained that the contractor which is expected to be complete to complete the project within eighteen months will be mobilized with 20 percent of the total contract sum by the state government.

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