Mr Seyi Makinde, the governor of Oyo State has ordered the construction of the Ibadan circular road project to be stopped.
The Ibadan Circular road is a major and modern bypass road developed in accordance to the Ibadan master plan. It was conceived for construction 15 years ago, but has suffered abandonment in as many years too.
The governor had earlier visited the construction site of the circular road, which is off
the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, said that the road was meant to connect the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to the Ibadan-Ife Expressway. He demanded that the construction work should stop with immediate effect.
In a statement which was signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Taiwo Adisa, Oyo Governor did not like the pace of work at the Ibadan circular road construction site during the governors tour.
He said, “Basically, what we saw was not encouraging. The agreement was signed in 2017, almost three years now but the work done so far was at 5 per cent or 5.5 per cent.
“Also, this was a concession of about N6.5bn for a 32-kilometer road. We just felt we need to pull back a little bit, look at things holistically and then take a decision in order to move forward.”