Osun State Governor Flags Off Construction of Ede-Egbedi-Erin Osun Intercity Road

Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke, has officially inaugurated the construction of the 5.68km Ede-Egbedi-Erin Osun intercity road, valued at N1.69 billion, demonstrating his administration’s commitment to infrastructural development.

The Governor, represented by the Commissioner for Special Duties, Dr. Bashiru Salami, emphasized transparency and accountability in public contracting during the flag-off ceremony held at Erin Osun. In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Kolapo Alimi, Adeleke highlighted the significance of the road project within the state’s infrastructure agenda.

Adeleke provided a comprehensive analysis of various projects awarded under the infrastructure development plan, disclosing costs and contractors responsible for each contract. Among the notable projects mentioned were:

  • Dualisation of Old Garage-Okefia-Lameco Junction: 2.24km; N5,822,105,829; Acumen Forte Construction Company Limited, with a completion deadline of 12 months.
  • Dualisation of Akoda-Baptist High School Ede: 5.50km; N12,200,512,000; Great Enyork Tech Limited, with a 12-month completion period.
  • Dualisation of Baptist High School-Oke Gada, Ede: 3.86KM; N11,090,838,764; Enginec International Engineering Limited, with a 12-month completion period.
  • Construction of 4-Span bridge across Osun River and dual 2-span bridge across Erinle river: N3,937,072,827,00; Raregeode Company Limited, with a 12-month completion period.
  • Construction of 7-span bridge at Okefia intersection, Osogbo: N10,764,206,257.58; Askorj International Nigeria Limited, with a 12-month completion period.
  • Construction of 4-span bridge at Lameco intersection, Osogbo: N8,521,632,257.28; Kimzee Global Investment, with a 12-month completion period.

Adeleke reiterated his administration’s commitment to implementing the infrastructure plan despite prevailing economic challenges. He emphasized adherence to procurement laws and due process, underscoring the government’s dedication to transparent governance and open procurement practices.

The construction of the Ede-Egbedi-Erin Osun intercity road is expected to be executed through direct labor, with a completion period of eight months, contributing significantly to the enhancement of transportation infrastructure within the state.

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