Why Akure-Ado-Ekiti road project was re-awarded – Fashola 

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The Akure-Ado-Ekiti road had been re-awarded to new contractors with a 24 month completion span.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony in Akure end of the project, Minister of Works and Housing, Raji Fashola, said the project is been re-awarded to new contractors, due to non-payment of mobilisation by SUKUK that initially awarded the contract.

The minister charges charges the new contractors, Samchase/Horizon and M/S Kopek, to leave up to expectation by handling and completing the projects according to specification and terms of agreement.

Fashola stated that the project is not a political propaganda, but a serious project that have great effect on the lives and activities of the two states.

The 49 kilometers road project will cost over N90 billion through funding from credit tax policy of the federal government.

Ondo state governor, represented by the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Raimi Aminu appreciates the efforts of the federal government on the project.

The governor noted that the project will ease the linkage between the two states, Ondo and Ekiti states respectively and also reduce the usual crime and carnages on the road when it was in dilapidated situation.

Also, representative of Ekiti state governor, Mr. Dele Agbede, head of service, appreciated the support of the federal government for fixing the road that has posed problems and agony on commuters and motorists.

Noting that a drive from Ekiti end of the road to Akure that is supposed to be between 45 minutes now take up to two hours under stress and agony.

All communities that the road project will pass through were charged to give total support and cooperation to the contractors.

It will be recalled that the road project was initially awarded to Dantata Sawoe before it was re-awarded.

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