By Babatunde Tiamiyu
As part of efforts of the present administration to fast-track development and enhance the economic growth of Osun State, the rehabilitation of some major roads across the State has been approved.
Some major roads across the State are in deplorable condition for some time now, impeding the free flow of traffic and increasing the number of hours people spend before getting to their destinations, it became necessary for something to be done.
This has prompted the administration of Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke to give approval for the rehabilitation of these major roads to ease the free flow of traffic and reduce wear and tear on people’s cars.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, the Coordinating Director, Ministry of Works and Transport, Engr Olusola Ajao said the Governor graciously approved the rehabilitation of the roads as part of his campaign promises to the people to make life better for them.
Engr. Ajao said the selected roads which has been earmarked for immediate rehabilitation will all be completed within the first one hundred days of the present administration.
Also speaking, the Director, Highways in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Engr I.B Bello hinted that spot patching works have already started on some major roads within Osogbo, the State capital to ease vehicular movement and reduce the time people spend on the roads.
He explained that the rehabilitation of roads across the State will be a continuous one as the present administration under Senator Ademola Adeleke is determined to fix infrastructures, especially across the State for the benefit of all and sundry and to boost the economic growth of Osun State.
Some of the roads approved for rehabilitation include: Akoda to Olaiya to Old Garage/ Oke-Fia/Omobolanle area, Lameco/Oke-Onitea junction/ stadium area in Osogbo. Rehabilitation of John Mackay/Oke-Ayepe Costain road in Osogbo and rehabilitation of Akankan junction/Agate in Ede
Other works approved for rehabilitation include: reconstruction/beautification/upgrading of the State Secretariat roundabout, renovation of Governor’s office, Bola Ige house and some chalets/clinics e.t.c at the government house, Oke-Fia, Osogbo.