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Makinde Approves N3.5b For Bush Clearing Of Ibadan Circular Road, Absorbs 129 Workers

25 April

Reported by Ola

The Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde has approved the regularisation and integration of 129 floating staff members of the defunct Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme (OYSADEP) into the mainstream of the State Civil Service.
This was disclosed by the Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade, at a media briefing on the outcome of the Executive Council Meeting held at the Governor’s office complex.
Prince Oyelade said that Governor Seyi Makinde, by this action is consistent with his attitude of empathy for the civil servants who have procedural, legal or other issues with the system.
He recalled that in the past four and a half years,  scores of civil servants have been reabsorbed into the service to correct the insensitivity of past administrations.

Speaking also at the briefing, Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Prof. Musibau Babatunde, said the State Council has approved the sum of ₦691,307,39.86 to be invested in the Wema Bank Right Issuance Program.

According to him, many states are preoccupied with obtaining loans whereas Oyo is one of the rare states who are investing for the future of the state.
He said this investment will help the state government to prepare and secure the financial future of the state.

Prof. Babatunde also disclosed that the council has approved the sum of ₦10billion for facilities to provide counterpart funding for World Bank-assisted projects in the State.

He said the funding will assist the state government as a marching grant to access some of the World Bank programs which are focused on the socioeconomic wellbeing of residents of the state.
In his address at the briefing, the Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, Prof. Daud Sangodoyin said the state executive council has approved the sum of ₦3.5billion naira for the clearing of the 36.7km northeast segment of Sen. Rashidi Ladoja Ibadan circular road.
He said the new phase of the project which will complement the completed southeast segment of the road will last for six months.

Prof. Sangodoyin said the project which runs from the Badeku axis to the Moniya axis includes 150 metres width bush clearing through the 36.7km length, removal of topsoil, construction of selected culverts and limited provision of earthworks among others.

The commissioner for works also said the council has approved the renovation and remodelling of the Oyo State governor’s lodge and state liaison office at Ikeja, Lagos state which has been abandoned for the last 15 years.

He said the project would cost the sum of ₦322,134,999.05 for three months.

Prof. Sangodoyin added that the council has approved the reconstruction of the 0.5km Mapo roundabout to Oritamerin road in Ibadan at the sum of ₦373,809,539.41
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