Governor Seyi Makinde recently flagged off the construction of the N9.6 billion Akobo-Olorunda/Abaa road project in Ibadan, Nigeria. According to NAN, the dualisation of the 8.3 kilometres road project in Lagelu LGA was contracted to Samchase Nigeria Ltd.
Makinde, who reaffirmed his dedication to infrastructure development, stated that his administration has decided to build vital infrastructure that will allow the state to experience economic growth. He said that to expedite the project’s completion within the allotted 12-month period, 30% of the contract cost had already been paid.
Makinde requested assistance from the residents and assured them that the initiative will benefit the communities in the LGA. He added that, upon completion, the road, will also increase state internal revenue.
Remarks on Akobo-Olorunda/Abaa road project in Nigeria
Kazeem Gbadamosi, Chairman of Lagelu LGA, said, “The road dualisation would facilitate the transportation of products and services in the area. When the project is completed, it will directly affect the political and socioeconomic activities of locals in the LGA.
Hyginus Okoro, technical officer for Samchase Nig. Ltd., also spoke and assured the audience that the business will offer high-quality projects. Okoro promised that the company will adhere to the delivery deadline and that every dollar spent on the project would be well spent. Makinde also named the Akobo-Olorunda/Abaa road after Nyesom Wike, former governor of Rivers State.
Makinde questioned where he should have gone in response to rumours about his recent frequent visits to the presidential villa. When he knew where he could seek a return for federal government projects that the state government had carried out.
He said, “I am aware that some people have been claiming that I have visited Aso Rock around four times in a week since the new President’s inauguration as I travel to Abuja to see him. What direction do you want me to go? Do you want me to go with Yola? So I’ll keep travelling to the place where they can reimburse Oyo State for the money spent on federal roads. I’ll therefore keep making my way to Aso Rock to ask for a refund.”