Oyo Approves Remodeling of State High Complexes, Magistrate Courts –

The Oyo State government on Wednesday approved the tender for the remodeling and restructuring of the Oyo State Supreme Court and District Court complexes in Ibadan under the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA).

State EXCO also approved a new waste management initiative that will support the state government’s waste management initiative.

The government has also approved the reconstruction of Jericho’s 2,275-kilometer Sijuade Road, which connects Akeredolu Street to the gate of the police barracks and the main gate of the police headquarters, Eleyele, according to a statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Taiwo Adisa , Ibadan.

The statement noted that the State’s Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport Prof. Daud Sangodoyin and Commissioner for Environment and Water Resources Abiodun Oni revealed details of the contract awards and the new waste management initiative while they the journalists shortly afterwards informed State exco meetings in the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s Office, Secretariat, Agodi, Ibadan.

Speaking to journalists, Prof. Sangodoyin explained that the construction of the High Court and Magistrate Court Complex will be in two phases and will be completed within eighteen months.

He stated that the contract would be handled by RTD Thompson and that the contractor would help the state remodel the two complexes and also build an amphitheater; a conference theater on the Ringstrasse, while also remodeling all the courtrooms at both courts and also doing some exterior work at the two locations.

He said: “Today, the Executive Council decided that we should consider the remodeling, rehabilitation and reconstruction of Oyo State High Court Complex on Ring Road and Magistrate Court Complex in Iyaganku, and approved the two complexes in the amount of N6.01 billion

“The project has been awarded to contractor RTD Thompson and the start of phase one is June 2022 as the duration of the scope for phase one is nine months.

“We believe that before the end of January 2023, we should have completed the first phase of the Ring Road Supreme Court and later proceeded with phase two, the Magistrate Complex in Iyaganku.

“This means that the contractor will help us with the remodeling of the court complexes, including the Ringstrasse conference theater and all the courtrooms at the two locations. We will also be doing some outside work at these locations as we have found that the libraries are not the modern type. The total duration of the two phases is 18 months.

“The associated conditions are in place as the contractor must demonstrate the 20 per cent commitment before we release the first tranche of the money. It’s an APFA project. We then pay the rest in equal installments over the months. Our goal is that after the project is completed in February, we will continue to pay in April and May before we start the second phase.”

He added that the reconstruction and rehabilitation of a 2.275 km stretch from Sijuade Road, Jericho to Akeredolu Road, Police Barracks Gate and Police Headquarters Main Gate has also been approved through direct intervention by the Ministry of Public Works and Transport Amount of 683 million naira and the duration is eight months.

He explained that the expansion will include the police commissioner’s road to the police training center and down to the police barracks in Iyaganku, saying that this will help motivate the police and also improve socio-economic activities around the place.

Similarly, Environment and Water Resources Commissioner Mr. Abiodun Oni announced that the Executive Council has also approved the new Waste Management Initiative to solve the problem of waste management in the state.

Oni said the new waste management will be managed by Monttainai Recycling Africa and overseen by the Department of Environment and Water Resources.

He said: “Part of what we discussed is how to solve the waste management problem in Oyo State. We also discussed some suggestions on how to achieve a sustainable waste management measure that can solve the crisis we have in this sector. We believe this will solve the challenge in the state.

“We don’t want anything to happen to existing PSPs that have capacity. This is also about our citizens, who need to understand how to dispose of their waste.

“We don’t want people throwing waste into canals or streams. We have to generate waste and we cannot see it as a problem, but we should find a solution by managing it.”

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