Oyogist.com has learnt that The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, ministry presented two memoranda to further showcase the commitment and policy direction to complete ongoing and existing projects.
Fashola said the council approved a variation of N47.504 billion for the completion of the 52 kilometers-Oyo-Ogbomosho highway which is a part of the Ilorin-Ibadan 145 kilometres highway.
The minister said the variation had increased the total contract to N105.041 billion.
He said: “We needed to adjust some things in the scope of work, the thickness of the pavement from 500mm to 560mm to also change the asphalt to polymer-modified bitumen and also the shoulders from surface dressing to fully asphalted inside and outside shoulder.
“So, all these required changes in prices of N47.504 billion
“This was the revision that we presented which council approved. This road was awarded in 2010. As I said, sections 1 and 3 were completed. We are trying to complete section 2 which we also inherited.”