The Oyo State House of Assembly at its Plenary Sitting on Tuesday, appealed to the Executive Governor of the State, Engr. Seyi Makinde on the need to Urgently embark on the Construction of some roads in Ogooluwa and Surulere Local Governments of the State.
Moving motion on the deplorable state of the roads in the area, the Honourable member representing Surulere Ogooluwa State Constituency, Hon. Abideen Ogundare revealed that the present situation of the roads across the community demands for quick intervention inorder for the constituents to also benefit immensely in the dividends of democracy spreading across the State by the Present Administration.
Hon. Ogundare noted that its important to have good road networking in place as an impetus to drive economy development of the local Government involved through various farm produce.
“The road which has about 150 agrarian villages in its surroundings and cultivate varied farm produce also hosts one of the biggest poultry farms in Nigeria, Amo Farm. There is no gainsaying that this road is a good enabler of revenue to the coffer of the State”
While moving the motion, he added that “this road despite its humpy – bumpy nature used to be a veritable means through which agricultural produce came in and exited Oyo State to other neighbouring States, such as Osun”.
The lawmaker declared that lack of good roads has led many businesses to their untimely deaths and collapsing focuses of prospective investors in the communities.
“Today , many businesses have died along that road basically because it has become unpassable by vehicles. For this reason, people of Oyo State, especially, Ogooluwa / Surulere are counting their losses due to low patronage of their agricultural produce”.
The House however appealed to the State Government, through the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to Urgently mobilize contractors to Iresaapa – Iresaadu phase 2 , Mowolowo – Iwo Ate phase 1 and Ipeba to Ajaawa road construction sites inorder for the people around the area to also benefit maximally from the good work lined up in Omituntun 2.0 agenda of the Present Administration in the Pace Setter State.