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Osun State Government has approved the reconstruction of 22 roads across the three senatorial districts.
This is part of its efforts to improve accessibility to communities and open up economic activities across the state.
In a statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Mrs. Funke Egbemode, after the Executive Council meeting yesterday, the government said it was committed to laying a strong foundation of infrastructural development towards bringing economic growth and prosperity to the state.
“The council agreed and decided that based on the covenant Governor Adegboyega Oyetola had with the people and the needs expressed by the people during the Thank You Tour and DFID Citizens Needs Assessment, more roads having socio-economic implications should be reconstructed across the state.
“So, the council, with the strategic intent to open up economic growth and activities, bring governance and development to the people, give our state infrastructural facelift, and make our communities more accessible, has approved the reconstruction of 22 roads across the 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 Ori Oke Pure Water, Osogbo; Nike Gallery- Ido Osun township- Airport road with Palace spur, Ido Osun; Iloro- Aganu- Division C Police headquarters, Ile Ife; Ikirun- Eko Ende road; First Bank- Ajegunle- Osogbo-Ikirun road with spur to Dugbe Police station, Osogbo; Ila (Tafa Balogun junction)- Arandun Road, Ila; Ilobu Palace road- Erin Osun- Egbedi- Iwo/Osogbo junction; Halleluyah Estate Road- Niyi Ibikunle Plantation, Osogbo.
“Others include: Inisa Township road; Adedapo Adegoke- All Soul Anglican Church with spur to Oyebamiji Street, Oroki Estate; Akede Iyaloja junction- Amulegbaro- Ojege Community road, Osogbo; Odeyinka- Ikire; Idominasi- Ikinyinwa- Ibokun- Ada with spur to Ilase; Ileogbo- Gbongan; Oyan- Otan Ayegbaju; Iresi- Otan Ayegbaju; Iperindo- Ipetu Ijesha; Ejigbo- Ife Odan- Owu Ile; Federal Poly Road through Palace, Ede; and Ifewara- Faforiji road.
“Recall that the government stated a few days ago while addressing concerns about the Olaiya flyover that the project will not halt developments in other sectors and parts of the state. The approval of these 22 roads for reconstruction and rehabilitation is a testament to that assurance,” Egbemode said.