The Ecological Project Office (EPO) has embarked on the sensitization of residents of Ogbomoso community as it hands over the project site to the Contractor.
Speaking during the event at Adebayo Idowu, the Permanent Secretary of Ecological Project Office (EPO), Dr. Habiba Lawal, represented by Dr. Joel O. Oruche, Director, Press and Public Relations Unit called for peace and cooperation with the Contractor to ensure a quality job and timely delivery of the project within the scheduled period of twelve (12) months.
Dr. Lawal stated that the event was to flag off the project approved by Mr. President and sensitize the community to cooperate and support the Contractor, pointing out that the sensitization was aimed at building bridges of understanding between EPO, Contractors, and the Host community with a view to resolving issues that may hinder the progress of work.
She advised the host community of the need to shun rancor, violence and conspiracy, extortion and conspiracy against contractors and by extension the Federal Government as no project would be executed in any community that is notorious for harassing contractors, assuring that the Contractor would engage some of her youths in the execution of the project.
The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Chief Sunday Dare who facilitated the project to Ogbomoso said the roads to be worked on were Adebayose Idowu-Dare street, Olusegun Obasanjo way,1004 Theatre road, R.Bello road and Munsir Ibrahim crescent..
Speaking on behalf of Ogbomoso Community, the Are Ago, High Chief Samuel Shobalaje pledged the readiness of the Ogbomoso community to support the project.
The Contractor promised to complete the 3,950meter road project within the specified period with the required specification and good quality standards.
The event featured the signing of the project documents by all stakeholders and an inspection of the proposed project sites.