Makinde Suspends ENL’s N65b Road Contract
Citing slow pace of work, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has suspended construction work on the Ibadan Circular road project.
The Governor, who made an on-the-spot assessment to the 32 kilometre road on Thursday, expressed his disappointment at the pace of work.
The N65billion construction work is being handled by ENL Consortium Construction Company.
The Circular road project was awarded in 2017 by the administration of Abiola Ajimobi.
The road project is also designed to link Lagos-Ibadan expressway to Ibadan-Ife road and also to serve as bypass for motorists.
The Governor also directed the Executive Director of the company, Mrs Kemi George, to halt continuation of work at the site to enable his government look at the whole contract holistically.
He said:”The pace of construction work on the road is not encouraging; the contract was signed in 2017 and the level of work done so far is 5.5 per cent.
“More so, it is a concession to the tune of N65 billion for a 32 kilometres road.
“We felt there was need to pull back a little bit and look at the whole contract holistically.
“The road is extremely important to the economy of the state and if the contractor could only achieve 5.5 per cent in 3 years and not sure how many years is going to take to finish the project.” Makinde added.