The Ekiti State Government has terminated the rehabilitation of Ilupeju-Ire Road, which was awarded to Time Building & Construction Company since 2016.
The Commissioner for Information and Values Orientation,Muyiwa Olumilua, stated this on Monday while briefing journalists on the outcome of the Ekiti State Executive Council meeting held at the state Secretariat in Ado Ekiti.
Olumilua explained that the construction company abandoned the project since it was awarded to it and will have to refund N47, 807, 873. 80 to the state government.
“The state government has approved the rehabilitation of Ilupeju-Ire-Igbemo-Ijan road, to the tune of over N2 billion, and it would be completed within one year. And because the government has re-awarded the road contract which will now go beyond the initial one awarded to Time Building & Construction Company in 2016, the executive council decided to terminate the contract. Also, the contractor has abandoned the site for about three years now, nothing has happened on the project site since the contract was awarded. The company will have to return N47, 807, 873. 80 to the state government’s account.
“The Executive Council has also considered the recommendations of the white paper on the reports of the Honourable Justice Babajide Aladejana Chieftaincy Review Commission 2019.
“The state government also awarded the re-construction of Agbado-Ode-Isinbode-Omuo road, it will gulp over N3 billion and it would be completed within 18 months. The rehabilitation of the Aramoko-Erinjiyan-Ikogosi road has been reviewed upward from over N1.167 billion to over N1.625 billion,” the Commissioner added