By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Osun State Government has disclosed that it will spend N2.7billion net of all taxes on the construction of the flyover at Olaiya Intersection.
It has also announced that the Public Procurement Agency has issued approval of “No-Objection/Due Process Certification” for the award of the contract for the construction of the flyover.
The disclosure, which was sequel to a memorandum by the Ministry of Works and Transport to the State Executive Council was made on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs Funke Egbemode, after the week’s edition of the State Executive Council Meeting.
The total sum, presented as N3,108,379,829.76 comprises the net sum of N 2,688,748,552.74 and a 13.5per cent statutory deductions which include the percentage withholding tax, 7.5 per cent Value-Added Tax and one per cent stamp duty deduction.
It would be recalled that the State Government had announced its decision to construct a flyover at the Olaiya Intersection, Osogbo, to both address recurring accidents and decongest traffic at the Intersection.
It would also be recalled that the government announced that the Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA) would be adopted for the funding of the project.