Oyo State Government has completed the rehabilitation of deplorable roads earmarked for re- construction across all the 33 local government areas in the State.
While briefing journalists over the development on Tuesday during the inspection of the rehabilitated roads, the Chairman of Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), Honourable Busoye Ogunlade appreciated the state governor, Engr. ‘Seyi Makinde for providing all the needed materials for the agency which resulted to seamless working condition on the affected roads.
The OYSROMA Boss who was accompanied by the management staff and engineers of the agency expressed satisfaction over the level of the job done so far on the affected roads.
Some residents that spoke with journalists could not hide their joy, as they were praise singing the state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde for the prompt intervention on the affected roads.
Mr Olawole Akinwale, a farmer who is a resident of Iwere-Ile, in Iwajowa local government area, who spoke on behalf of the entire community said, “I thank the Almighty God for giving us Governor Makinde in Oyo State who is making life more easier for us in this community, I also thank God for making us witnessing this kind of project under this administration, this is will surely bring a better change in our community, and I can say it is like a dream come true for us, this road is very crucial in moving our farm products from farm to the main city.”
In Ibadan metropolis, Mrs Adebola Adeshina, a trader in Agbowo UI Axis, who resides in Major Salawu Street, in Ibadan North Local Government Area commended Governor Makinde for fulfilling his electoral promises, most especially in the area of provison of basic infrastructures in the axis.
She is optimistic that rehabilitated road will definitely put a stop to the hardship faced by the masses, especially the motorists. Mrs Adebola noted that most of the roads rehabilitated were in deplorable condition before the intervention of the state government.
A resident of Igbeti, in Olorunsogo local government Mr Olajire Oyebisi, stated that most of them never believe that the rehabilitation of the roads could be in their life time, as most of the roads have been abandoned for a very long time.
While speaking on rehabilitation of Ring Road, Mobil, Sharp Corner to WEMA, Apata Junction, Hon Busoye Ogunlade said the work will ease traffic congestion in the axis.
Speaking on behalf of residents, the Chairman of landlord Association in Oluyole Extension, Chief Akinwunmi described the ongoing rehabilitation project prayers answered by God.
He said, “We are full of joy and gratitude to Governor Seyi Makinde, the Executive Chairman of Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency OYSROMA, Hon Busoye Ogunlade for coming to our aid by fixing these roads.”
Chief Akinwunmi said, the gesture by state government will usher in more developmental strides that will encourage businesses in those areas, as well as attract investors.
According to him, “On behalf of the residents, motorists, commuters and peace-loving people of Ring Road, Mobil, and environs, I heartily appreciate the most performing governor in Nigeria, His Excellency Governor Seyi Makinde, I thank OYSROMA for coming to our rescue, especially on the clearing of the refuse dump and dirty along the sharp corner road.
“We’ll continue to support the present administration in its sustainable development agenda that will return the state to her pace setting standard in the country.This intervention on our roads will no doubt ease traffic and enhance free flow of traffic in which crashes will be reduced to bearest minimum.”
Recall that the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde had declared operation zero potholes across the state and has promised equip OYSROMA to perform optimally when the Governor paid an unscheduled inspection to the agency’s office at Eleyele some weeks ago.
Upon his reappointment, Hon Busoye Ogunlade swung into action by embarking on the spot assessment of some of the dilapidated roads under his agency’s purview and assured that the State Government would fix the dilapidated portions where necessary.