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Oyetola, Makinde associate, flag off 91km Osogbo-Iwo-Ibadan road

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Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola and his Oyo counterpart, Seyi Makinde, on Thursday, flagged off the general reconstruction of the 91km Osogbo-Iwo-Ibadan road that has been in deplorable scenario for years.

The governments of Osun and Oyo had not too way back collectively awarded the reconstruction of the road to put a eternal end to the untold hardship confronted by motorists and totally different road prospects.

This is while Oyetola declared that by the actual Grace of God he might be the one to price the problem when completed. The road problem is anticipated to be completed inside 18 months.

The road, which is alleged to be of economic significance to every states, hyperlinks Ibadan, the Oyo State capital and Osogbo, the Osun State capital by means of completely totally different cities and villages, along with the standard metropolis of Iwo.

The road, which commences on the rotary intersections connecting it with the Lagos-Ibadan on Ibadan-Iwo-Osogbo and Ibadan-Oyo Highways, was inherited by the two states on the creation of Osun from earlier Oyo State throughout the yr 1991.

The Osogbo-Iwo half had hitherto been in a nasty state, dropping man-hours and constituting massive socio-economic malaise to the two states, notably given its standing as a result of the shortest path to Ibadan.

Many observers have lauded the selection of Governors Oyetola and Makinde to work collectively to restore the road, nonetheless their political affiliations, describing it as an encouraging enchancment and a clear resolve to separate politics from governance.

Speaking on the flag-off ceremony in Osogbo, Governor Oyetola, said his administration considered the road problem as of utmost significance, noting that the award of the reconstruction of the road further demonstrates his authorities’s dedication to the infrastructural enchancment of the State and well-being of the citizenry.

He added that the flag-off of the road problem represents one different fulfilment of his electioneering promise to the residents of Osun considerably Iwo people.

Oyetola disclosed that the road contract was awarded by the e-procurement course of as contractors who had confirmed functionality to ship inside specs had been allowed to bid for the contract.

According to him, the award of the Osun a part of the road contract, measuring about 55km was carried out by a transparent bidding course of which observed Messrs Peculiar Ultimate Concerns Limited, having polled the perfect number of components, awarded the contract on the sum of N11,309,932,939.00.

He acknowledged further that the reconstruction of the Osun a part of the road will most likely be completed inside 18 months because it’s equally anticipated to be executed beneath two foremost segments.

“The first part, the dualisation of Osogbo (Dele Yes Sir Roundabout) to Sawmill, (Ido Osun) has an entire dimension of about 2.8km, 7.3m width carriageway on each side of the road separated by 2.0m width median, 1.0m width arduous shoulders on each side of the carriageways, and 1.5m width walkway on each side of the road, furnished with picture voltaic powered road lighting.

“The Dele Yes Sir Roundabout and the islands shall be adorned with a spectacular panorama that may perform the wonderful thing about Osogbo as a result of the capital metropolis of Osun and the home of custom.

“The second part which shall begin from the Sawmill (Ido Osun) and end on the Oyo State Boundary, with an entire dimension of 52.6km, shall be of Single Carriageway with a width of seven.3m and 1.5m width arduous shoulder. This leg of the road shall moreover make provision for ample hydraulic constructions with thorough treatment of the problematic sections by the availability of filter mattress, eradicating of unsuitable provides, and enchancment of the vertical alignment of the road.

“In regular, the road, which has the perfect alignment in your whole South-West shall be absolutely overlaid in the end the required problematic sections had been dealt with.

“This road project will no doubt further boost the socioeconomic activities of our dear State, especially because it is an addition to the massive road networks our administration had unleashed on the State. It is our hope that the immediate benefitting towns and other parts of the State will take advantage of the road for personal economic gains,” Oyetola added.

In his remarks, Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo described the problem as a revolution aimed towards strengthening the bond of unity and cohesion between Oyo and Osun states.

Makinde disclosed that N12.5billion will most likely be expended to reconstruct the a part of the road belonging to the State, saying that with what Osun will spend, the two states would spend an entire of N24billion on the problem.

He lauded the collaborative effort of Governor Oyetola in advancing the explanation for the state since his assumption of office.

“Today, I’m proper right here to say a single phrase. This is a revolution that is occurring in Southwest Nigeria because it’s yet one more time historic previous is made. I think about strongly that what we’re witnessing instantly is unquestionably a revolution. This is on account of the road in question was constructed by the Western space authorities of late Obafemi Awolowo. We thank God that one different historic previous was made by Governor Adegboyega Oyetola and myself.

“This revolution has led us to changing the formal way of doing things. In the past, states did their things separately but now we are pursuing collaboration with our sister states.”

Oyetola, Makinde partner, flag off 91km Osogbo-Iwo-Ibadan road

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