Road rehabilitation: Makinde approves reconstruction of 8 roads in Oyo

Road rehabilitation: Makinde approves reconstruction of 8 roads in Oyo


Eight roads in different zones in Oyo state will undergo rehabilitation soon.

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde approved immediate rehabilitation; and reconstruction of a total of eight roads in various zones of the state.

Prof. Raphael Afonja, the state Commissioner for Public Works and Transport, made this known in a statement issued on Friday in Ibadan.

Afonja listed the roads to include Airport-Ajia-New Ife Expressway, with spur to Amuloko (21kilometres); Apete-Awotan-Akufo junction road (12.0 kilometres) and Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho road (44.70 kilometres).


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Others are Under G-Stadium-LAUTECH Gate road, Ogbomoso (3.0 kilometres); Takie-FGGC road, Ogbomoso (2.5 kilometres), Isaba-Ogundoyin road, Eruwa (2.5 kilometres); Gedu-Oroki-Sabo-Asipa road, Oyo (5.2 kilometres) and Akingbile-Lagbeja-Ajibode road (3.0 kilometres).

The commissioner said that infrastructural development; remained the key focus of the present administration.

He said that the Makinde-led administration was prepared to ensure the uplift of infrastructure in the state; stressing government would give adequate attention to road infrastructure to enhance its economic expansion drive.

“The determination to ensure infrastructural growth in the state informed the decision of the governor; to devote a large chunk of the 2020 budget; that is, 23.93 percent, to the sector.” Afonja stated.

The commissioner further reiterated government’s decision to institute a culture of quality road construction in the state; adding that government was ready to build roads that would stand the test of time.

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