Iwo-Osogbo Road: Osun Assembly expresses dissatisfaction over progress of work

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By Francis Ezediuno

The Osun State House of Assembly Adhoc Committee on the Iwo-Osogbo road rehabilitation has expressed dissatisfaction with the level of work done so far.

The committee called on the construction firm handling the project to fast track work on it considering the economic importance of the road.

The Committee led by the Deputy Speaker, Akinyode Oyewusi visited the site of the road project on Monday as part of its oversight function.

During the visit, Oyewusi said the interest of the Assembly in the project became necessary due to the complaints from the people about the condition of the road from the Ibadan boundary in Iwo to Dele Yes Sir in Osogbo.

His words, “I must say that we are not impressed at all with the level of the work done and the slow speed. This road is very critical to the economic development of our State. Once the State Capital is not accessible via good roads, investors won’t come in.

“We have come to do a physical inspection of this project. As you all know, oversight is part of our constitutional duty.

“We have invited the contractor to the plenary for questioning, and we have read through various reports from his company and the Ministry of Works, including the contract documents. We are here today to see things as they are.”

On his part, the Director of Highway, Ministry of Works, Engr. Moruf Ojebode revealed that it was the intervention of the Ministry that has increased the level of work done so far.

“The Ministry will continue to do its supervisory role to ensure that the road is delivered on time and with the required standard,” be assured.

Responding to the concerns expressed by the Committee, the Project Manager, Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited, Lekan Adeleke reassured the committee that the company would deliver the road within the time frame.

“The job done is currently at 21.1%. As we approach the dry season, the speed will increase and the road will be fully ready for use in about ten months,” he assured.

DAILY POST recalled that the Assembly two weeks ago constituted an Ad hoc Committee on the road after questioning the CEO of Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Ltd at the plenary.

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