Circular Road Project Will Change the Landscape of Ibadan, Remains the Single Biggest Investment in Oyo in 50 Years — Makinde

The Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde has stated that the Ibadan Circular road project remains the single biggest investment that has come to Oyo State in fifty years, and one that will change the landscape of Ibadan city when completed.

The Governor stated this on Saturday at a dinner with the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes and other affiliated Ibadan socio-cultural groups, held at the International Conference Centre.

Speaking further, Makinde noted that his administration has already committed ten per cent of the thirty billion naira (N30bn) earmarked for the project to enhance its take-off.

His words: “Across the major pillars which this administration is rested upon, Ibadan has benefitted from those activities. And the last I will talk about is the Ibadan Circular Road. If you go to both ends, you will see that work has begun on the interchange. If you are going towards Osun, after Badeku, you will observe that work is ongoing there as well. The other four bridges are not also left out, and in terms of investment, the project is the largest single investment that has come to Oyo State in, at least, 50 years.

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“Right now, the government has committed 10 per cent of the resources that will be needed for the project, which is well above N30bn. So, in terms of volume, it is a project that will be worth more than N300bn. When we complete it, it will change the landscape of Ibadan.

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“Those who reside around Akobo axis can testify to the fact that the second bridge we did on that axis was magical. It is the same magic you will see when we complete the first phase of the Ibadan Circular road. And what this means is all the trailers and articulated coming into the inner part of Ibadan to destroy our roads will not be plying the routes again. So, when the express road is completed, they will be using the routes so that we can fix our inner roads including Oke-Adu, Beere, Molete and others.

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“And when we are finally done with the Circular road, the trailers going to Osun, Ekiti and other neighbouring states, won’t have any business in Iwo Road and Challenge”, he stated.

In the meantime, the event had in attendance Deputy Governor, Barrister Abdulraheem Adebayo Lawal among other dignitaries.

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