Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola has assured commuters plying the Iwo Osogbo road that the contractor handling the repair and rehabilitation of the 56km road will commence work this week.
Oyetola spoke through the Supervisor for Works and Transport in the State, Engr. Remi Omowaiye, when he led a technical team for an on the spot assessment on the dilapidated road.
According to him, “Our long wait on when and how have finally paid off as the collaboration between the state government of Osun and the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing have given birth to the major repair works that will start later this week. This road is very dear to the heart of Mr. Governor as he is convinced that economic and agricultural liberation of the commercial potentials of this zone will only be unleashed if this road is motorable and rehabilitated”, he added.
“This first phase of the emergency palliative intervention which include minor expansions of the road construction of drainages and filling of pot holes with asphalt will bring succour to the people of the area as it connects five local government to the state capital”
Omowaiye further stated that the robust relationship was fruitful basically due to the instrumentality of cordiality and affinity as members of the same APC political family between both the state and federal government, and one can conclude that the string of continuity handed over to our governor, Gboyega Oyetola by Osun people is not a wasted effort in futility.
Speaking, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Adewale Akanbi, eulogized the Omoluabi spirit of Oyetola describing him as a promise keeper, fulfilling what he promised prior his emergence to Iwo people and solicited more cooperation from all his subjects & the entire citizen of Osun for the current administration to achieve more.
Oluwo said “this is the most important infrastructure to Iwoland and its subordinates communities as i do know where there is no road, there is no town, that is why we are so exited with the intervention of the governor, in the past we have made several efforts at our own level but it is not enough, the government interventions is a welcome development”
Oluwo, Engr. Remi Omowaiye, the Supervisor for the ministry of information and strategy, Lani Baderinwa, local government chairmen in Iwoland, APC party chieftains, coordinating director Engr. Soji Adeniji, Director of Highways Engr. Bashir Akande who all accompanied Engr Omowaiye to check some critically bad section of the Osogbo – Iwo also used the occasion to inspect the ongoing rehabilitation of the Iwo Adeeke road, which will be completed in earnest to enhance community development in the area.