Oyo Government Gives Road Contractors Two Weeks To Improve on Work Pace

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Professor Afonja

The Seyi Makinde led administration has given contractors handling ongoing projects in the State two weeks to speed up work or face contract termination.

The State Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transportation, Professor Raphael Afonja on Monday, issued the warning to contractors in a meeting with them at the conference room of the Ministry.  

Professor Afonja who expressed the displeasure of the State government at the slow pace of work by the contractors, charged them to resume night work for speedy completion of various ongoing projects in the State. 

“You’re owing us and you’re yet to do a job that will be commensurate with the payment you have received, I’m giving you just two weeks to do significant work on the roads or we’ll terminate the contract with your company. 

“Four companies have been recommended for termination and we’ll not hesitate to do so if we see no significant improvement in your work,” Afonja said.

The Commissioner who charged the contractors to bring the Ministry in on any challenges they may be faced with in the course of doing their work, added that the contractors should always notify the Ministry 24hrs before shutting down any road for proper traffic redirection. 

He therefore appealed to the contractors to always wet the road at least three times a day.

“We are here to serve the people and not to make lives difficult for them. So people should not be getting sick as a result of the dust emanating from the roads,” he appealed.

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