Oyo Awards N567m Magistrate Court, Police Station Construction To Dinton Ltd

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Oyo State Government on Tuesday approved N567 million for the construction of a Magistrate Court and a Police Station at the Olomi Correctional Centre, Ibadan.

 

The projects awarded to Messrs Dunton Ltd will be delivered through the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA) in six months.
“Today, we approved the construction of the magistrate court and police station at the cost of N4567 million to Messrs Dunton Ltd”, according to the State’s Commissioner for Public Works, Infrastructure and Transport, Daud Sangodoyin said the Council considered the construction of Magistrate Court and a Police Station at Olomi Correctional Centre in Ibadan following the proposed relocation of Agodi to Olomi.

 

 

The State Executive Council also approved the renovation of the Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan.

 

The Federal Government had proposed to relocate the Agodi Correctional Centre to Olomi in Ibadan, and this has informed the state government’s decision to construct the Magistrate Court around the Olomi Correctional Centre to ease justice delivery in the State.

 

“We have a two-month moratorium after which we will pay the contractor for a year, beginning from February 2023 to January 2024.”

 

Similarly, the Commissioner for Establishment and Training, Siju Lawal announced that the executive council also approved the renovation of Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre, which is a formal training school in the old Western state, which he said has been abandoned for many years.

 

He said, “Today, we unanimously approved the general renovation of Simeon Adebo Staff Development Centre, which is a formal training school in the old Western state. It has been abandoned and neglected for many years but the renovation was approved.

 

“After the renovation, we believe it will compete favourably well with its counterparts in the whole of the federation.

 

“The project will cost a sum of N121, 48,978,83k and was awarded to All-time Nigeria Ltd with a duration of 12 weeks. Thirty per cent payment has also been approved to fast-track the completion of the project.”

 

In addition, Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Wasiu Olatunbosun, also told newsmen that the Council meeting discussed the government’s efforts at curbing the menace of kidnapping along the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway and other areas.

 

He said: “At the meeting, we discussed the efforts being made by the state government to curb the menace of kidnapping along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway and other areas.
“We are also putting in place water-tight security to ensure that people in the state can sleep with their eyes closed.

 

“The other one is the issue of promotion of workers. We observed that some officers who are supposed to be promoted were denied due to systematic error.

 

“We discovered that 1,629 were affected by this error. As a result, they were not considered for promotion, which falls within 2017 and 2020.

 

“So, the Council graciously approved that the officers involved be allowed to get their promotions unhindered.”