Gedu–Asipa Road Commissioning: Ibarapa Will Not be Left Out of Modern Oyo Project — Makinde

Governor ‘Seyi Makinde has restated his commitment towards fulfilling the mandate of his administration, to the people of Oyo state in every way throughout all zones.

Makinde said this today, at the Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa Road commissioning, stating that he’s not done yet with the ongoing massive infrastructure revolution in the state.

He maintained that his administration is embarking on the delivery of massive road infrastructure across the state to expand the economy of the state.

Speaking further, he explained that his administration is already building about 550 kilometres of good road networks and inter-connectivity outside Ibadan, the state capital to stem the tide of rural-urban migration.

Recall oyoaffairs had earlier reported that the governor would be joined by his Bauchi state counterpart, Senator Bala Mohammed, to commission the 5.25km road project today.

Bala, who was the special guest of honour at the event, congratulated Makinde for standing by his people, describing him as being passionate about the development of Oyo state.

He added that the Oyo state governor, a tested technocrat, came into government with a plan and that the plan has been about using available resources to improve the lot of his people.

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The governor, who was elated at the developments in the state also lauded the people of the state for supporting Gov. Makinde.

Mohammed said, “I am indeed honoured to be in Oyo state by the invitation of my friend and brother, GSM. I bring to you the warm regards of our people in Bauchi state.

“I am very delighted to be here today. Oyo is a centre of civilisation. If you look at our inter-relationship as a nation; between various partners in the Nigerian project, Oyo is the centre of everything. The relationship between Northern Nigeria, where I came from and the Yorubaland, is incubated under the auspices of our leaders in history, from Alaafin of Oyo, down to Ogbomoso.

“So, I congratulate the people of Oyo state for electing a man, who is showing that Oyo state is the centre of civilisation. He has become the centre-point of our reference point as governors, as he came into governance with a plan. He is using the available resources to improve the quality of life of the people.

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“I could not wait to come to Oyo, because we had been hearing and seeing what the governor is doing. In terms of infrastructure and poverty alleviation, why were they not done before? Where is the money now coming from? These are the questions the new generation of Nigerians should be asking.”

Mohammed also hailed Makinde for providing leadership in the PDP, describing him as a mesmerising leader, who has been stabilising the party across states in the Southwest.

Responding in his address, Makinde appreciated Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State, for honouring the state with his presence, adding that he is elated to see that Oyo residents are happy with the project being delivered.

He therefore declared that his government will move to the Ibarapa zone of the state, stating that the administration has no intention of leaving any zone behind in terms of development.

“We have a message for our people in Ibarapa zone. We are coming for you! Yes, we did not forget you. In our bid to engineer a modern Oyo state, the people of Ibarapa will not be left out.

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“We have re-awarded the reconstruction of the 58km Omi Adio-Ido-Eruwa Road. Also, we have approved the limited rehabilitation of the Igboora-Igangan-Iganna Road while the reconstruction of the Isaba-Ogundoyin Road, Eruwa is currently ongoing.

“We did not come into government without a plan. We knew what we wanted to accomplish, and I am happy that you are all seeing a modern Oyo state develop before your very eyes. An Oyo state where no zone is left behind in our development plan. An Oyo state we can all be proud of,” Makinde added.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Works, Public Infrastructure and Transport, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin, said the 5.25 kilometres road was expanded from 8m to 12.3m, with 7.3m carriageway and 2.5m shoulder on each side of the carriageway.

He added that the project was funded through the Alternative Project Funding Approach on a build, design and finance basis.

Also present at the commissioning were: Alaafin of Oyo; the Olugbon of Orile Igbon, Oba Festus Alao, other top government functionaries in Oyo state and citizens.


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