Oyo State government has disclosed that almost all roads within the Ibadan metropolis have been repaired as work continued towards reaching out to rehabilitate and repair roads outside the State capital in need of attention.
The Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), Hon. Kamil Akinlabi stated this at Ibadan while monitoring ongoing repair works on the Dugbe-Ekotedo road in Ibadan on Friday.
Akinlabi said it was imperative that Ibadan, the State capital needed to have its roads fixed so as to send a strong message to local and foreign investors that the State was ready to accommodate them and for easy movement of people and goods within the metropolis.
He added that OYSROMA has begun looking at repair works needed at various communities outside the State capital to also make the roads motor-able and for the people to reap from the benefits of democracy under the administration of governor Seyi Makinde.
“We have done almost all the roads that needed attention at the beginning of this administration within the Ibadan metropolis and we are still working on those that need urgent attention in the areas of damaged bridges and culverts as well as roads.
“Move around the metropolis and see for yourself the work that the State government has done through OYSROMA to make our people proud that they now have a government that has put their welfare first, the essence of government is to cater for the needs of the common people, not the wealthy few and that is why maintenance of roads are germane.
“The roads that need the intervention of our agency outside Ibadan will be visited for repair soon, we have visited and marked some and we are going to start work on those as well, we started with the Ibadan metropolis because it is the poster city for the State, we are inviting investors from other parts of the country and abroad, they need to see a good road network as pre-requisite for relocation of their businesses.”