CACOL COMMENDS OSUN STATE GOVERNMENT FOR ITS RENEWED VIGOUR ON ROAD REHABILITATION AND RECONSTRUCTION ACROSS THE THREE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE.
The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL, has made its support known to the Governor Adegboyega Oyetola led administration in Osun state for approving the reconstruction of 22 roads across the three senatorial districts in the state, in fulfillment of his campaign promises.
In a release issued by CACOL’s Director for Administration and Programmes, Mr. TolaOresanwo, on behalf of the Chairman of the Centre, Mr. Debo Adeniran, he noted, “We observed with keen interest the fulfillment of one of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola’scampaign promises made to the electorate during his campaign for the gubernatorial seat in Osun state, whereby he promised to improve accessibility to communities and open up economic activities across the state”.
“It would be recalled that in a statement by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, MrsFunkeEgbemode, ‘the government, after the State Executive Council meeting on Monday, said it was committed to laying a strong foundation of infrastructural developments towards bringing economic growth and prosperity to the state.The council, with the strategic intent to open up economic growth and activities and bring governance and development to the people, has approved the reconstruction of 22 roads across three senatorial districts, some of which had not been rehabilitated in about three decades’.
”Some of the roads meant for reconstruction or rehabilitation include: Olufi marker-Oke Church-Adenuga junction- Trumpet Bridge Gbongan; Kuta Palace Road junction- Isale Oba/Asamu junction road; Gof junction – Florentina junction along OriOke Pure Water, Osogbo; Nike Gallery- Ido Osun township- Airport road with Palace spur, Ido Osun; Iloro- Aganu- Division C Police headquarters, Ile Ife; Ikirun- EkoEnde road; First Bank- Ajegunle- Osogbo-Ikirun road with spur to Dugbe Police station, Osogbo; Ila (TafaBalogun junction)- Arandun Road, Ila; Ilobu Palace road- Erin Osun- Egbedi- Iwo/Osogbo junction; Halleluyah Estate Road- NiyiIbikunle Plantation, Osogbo”.
“Others include: Inisa Township road; AdedapoAdegoke- All Soul Anglican Church with spur to Oyebamiji Street, Oroki Estate; AkedeIyaloja junction- Amulegbaro- Ojege Community road, Osogbo; Odeyinka- Ikire; Idominasi- Ikinyinwa- Ibokun- Ada with spur to Ilase; Ileogbo- Gbongan; Oyan- OtanAyegbaju; Iresi- OtanAyegbaju; Iperindo- IpetuIjesha; Ejigbo- Ife Odan- Owu Ile; Federal Poly Road through Palace, Ede; and Ifewara- Faforiji road.
Late last year, the governor commissioned the 20km Ejigbo-Ara-Ojo-Ede (Ara junction) road and also flagged off the reconstruction of the 3.8km Ejigbo township roads. He also commissioned the newly reconstructed Ede OkeGada to Barracks Junction & Barracks Junction to Ara Junction roads.
We would also recall that the government recently announced its intention to construct a flyover across the Fakunle-Olaiya, OdiOlowo-Olaiya, Akindeko-Olaiya and MDS-Olaiya intersections as part of measures to address traffic and safety issues in the axis.
According to Governor Oyetola: “The Olaiya flyover is meant to take care of the traffic bottleneck around that intersection. There have been several accidents around there over the years, some of them fatal. So, to prevent the frequency of accident, we are proposing this interchange at the Olaiya intersection”.
“We want to use this opportunity to commend the Government of the State of Osun for the giant strides it is taking in the area of infrastructural development. The importance of good roads to the general wellbeing of our people cannot be overemphasized. Since majority of the people of Osun state are farmers, it is imperative and germane that accessible roads be provided for them so that they will be able to transport their crops some of which are perishable from their farms to the major towns where quality monetary value can be placed on these crops thereby providing sustainable source of livelihoods to the farmers”
The CACOL Boss added, “with the renewed vigourthe Adegboyega Oyetola led government of Osun state is going on with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads in the state, it has demonstrated that it is ready and willing to fulfill the social contract it signed with the good people of Osun state. The governor and his team have exhibited their determination to continue to build on the good foundation laid by his predecessor OgbeniRaufAregbesola when he was at the helm of affairs at the state”.
Director, Administration and Programmes, CACOL