The Oyo State government has directed the contractor handling the Ibadan circular road, ENL Consortium, to vacate the site with immediate effect.
The order was giving on Thursday by the Commisioner of Public Works and Transport, Professor Dahud Sangodoyin.
The order it was learnt, followed the initial notice of termination of contract on August 31st, 2020.
PlatinumPost learnt that the 32.2km road was awarded in May 2017 during the administration of the immediate past Governor, late Abiola Ajimobi, while construction commenced in September 2017.
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The road was scheduled to be completed by 18th March, 2019.
Sangodoyin who visited the construction site on Thursday, urged the contractor to evacuate the construction site.
He said that the services of the contractor were no longer needed, as reflected in the disengagement letter.
While speaking further, Sangodoyin said the consortium’s contract was terminated after the progress of work was highly unsatisfactory within the timeframe of the contract.
He maintained that the work completed was below 10% after over three years of award and over one year after expected day of completion.
The commissioner said the project was valuable to the state economically and infrastructurally and would be re-awarded to a competent contractor who he said would deliver value and work within the terms of agreement and time frame of contract.
“The circular road is part of the development agenda of governor Makinde, so we won’t abandon it but we have terminated the contract with the contractor on the job and we are going to open another phase to award to a competent contractor.”