Adeleke Flags Off N14.9bn Flyover’s Construction In Ile-Ife, Assures More Devt


Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has flagged off the construction of flyover bridge at Lagere Junction in the Ile-Ife area of the state.

Adeleke, while speaking at the ceremony in Ile-Ife on Tuesday, said the Osun State Government has commenced the construction of 55 kilometers of roads across the 30 Local Government Areas and the area office in the state.

The governor disclosed that the flyover bridge wass awarded to Messrs Sammya Nigeria limited at a total project cost of N14.9 billion, saying the completion period is 12 months.

He said: “The project location was justified on the ground of easing traffic, facilitating connectivity and attracting adjacent economic activities.

“Ile Ife deserves not only an infra upgrade but a classical upliftment to enhance the tourism capital of this divine town. This is what our government is launching today. We are on a match to greater height for Ile Ife and Osun State as a whole.

“I want to use this platform to assure elders, sons and daughters of Ile Ife that our government is committed to solving the many developmental issues facing this city. We are applying phased project implementation strategies due to the huge infra deficit with attendant low funding capacity.

“We however assure all and sundry that our strategy will eventually fulfill the yearnings and aspirations of all our people.

“Our good people of Ile Ife and Osun as a whole, we are here for two in one event. We are flagging off the flyover bridge at Lagere Junction as well as the commencement of 55 kilometers of roads across the 30 local governments and the area office.

“After compliance with the due process and procurement laws, the flyover bridge is awarded to Messrs Sammya Nigeria limited at a total project cost of N14,938,924,771.45. The completion period is 12 months.

“Additionally, I flag off the construction of Local Government Roads totalling 55.86km at the cost of N30,677,814,099.42. This is also to have a completion period of 12 months.

“I urge the various contractors and the host communities to partner closely for the successful execution of the projects. Community relations must never be downplayed.

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