Spread the love

As part of efforts to stop street trading in the state, Oyo State Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde on Friday announced the decision of the state government to allocate free stalls to about 700 street traders at the Agodi-Gate junction in Ibadan.

Governor Makinde made the announcement during the inauguration of the Agodi-Gate, Civic Center and Idi-Ape junction improvement projects in Ibadan.

The governor, who ordered that is the allocation be carried out with immediate effect, said the decision will go a long way in taking traders off the streets and to improve free flow of traffic.

He urged the people of the state to use the facilities with care and protect it from wear and tear.

“We are commissioning these three junction improvement. Some people might sat this is a small project why am I commissioning it.”

“These junction improvement reduce the man power spent in traffic another three is coming, U I road, Polytechnic road, and Eleyele junction.”

“By completing and commissioning these junction we are making a clear statement of sanity. These project is significant in our quest in omi tuntun 2:0 which is the rule of law.

“The shops will be given free of charge to traders in gate They will allocate it 2-1 and by so doing take 700 traders out of the street into the stall. They won’t give it to civil servants. They would be given immediately.”

“Street trading and illegal dumping of refuse are two uncivil are that we must do away it as citizens of oyo state.

I have given directives that anyone caught carrying out such acts will face the brunt of the law.”

“We have placed a billboard right here at gate so no one will say they are ignorant of the law.”

“In the next few weeks we will be welcoming local and foreign investment to the state. We cannot decouple tourism promotion from a clean and safe environment”

“As we celebrate these accomplishments and pledge to do more, it’s our believe that the good people of oyo state will use these facilities carefully and protect it from wear and tear.” He said.

In his goodwill message, the Anambra State Governor, Prof. Charles Soludo who expressed appreciation for the invitation, described Governor Seyi Makinde as an uncommon and visionary leader who is determined to move his state forward.

Earlier in his welcome address, the state Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof Daud Sangodoyin said the junction improvement projects enhance the safety of both motorists and pedestrians, reduce congestion, and improve the overall flow of traffic in this part of Ibadan metropolis adding that by so doing, ultimately enhance the ease of doing business through reduced travel time within the metropolis.

According to him all the integral components of the Junction Improvement Works taken together will serve as guardians of road safety and ensure a harmonious Interaction between the motorists and pedestrians.

“Its concept of eradication of traffic jam and chaotic junctions through alleviation of congestion at the junctions will also reduce carbon omissions and thereby contribute positively to our on-going efforts at building sustainable future for our state.” He said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *