OYETOLA DESERVES A SECOND TERM AS OSUN GOVERNOR
INFRASTRUCTURE: One of the focal points of the present Government of Osun is improvement of infrastructure, including rehabilitation and construction of roads across the State which is crucial to harnessing socioeconomic opportunities available in the State.
Over the years, the Works and Transport Sector has continued to receive priority attention, especially with regard to completion of inherited uncompleted roads and construction of new ones. Shortly before the outbreak of Covid-19, precisely in February 2020, Governor Oyetola approved the construction of five roads across major towns in the State which include: Ada-Igbajo road, Akindeko-Awosuru link road via Adejumo street with Oremeji spur, Akinlade street, Adewale Street with loop to WAEC road all in Osogbo, Army Barack (Ede)-Ara-Ejigbo township road, Moro–Yakoyo–Ipetumodu–Asipa-Ife/Ibadan expressway junction road and Ereja Roundabout–Ereguru–Isaare-Oke Oye-Sabo (Irojo)-Ilesa/Akure Expressway Junction, with a total length of 54.3km and have all been completed.
Interestingly, most of the new roads being constructed and the few ones being rehabilitated had not been touched in the last 30 years or more. For instance, the road linking the Origbomeje in Ife North Local Government area of the State was last touched in 1976. Similarly, the Alekuwodo road was last rehabilitated when Osogbo was still under the old Oyo State before the creation of Osun in 1991, while Ada-Igbajo road was last touched 33 years ago.
Across the entire space called Nigeria, the culture of conducting government critical business has always been to financially mobilise contractor to sites, the experience under the administration of Adegboyega Oyetola in Osun State is a reversal of this tradition.
The Governor displays financial ingenuity.
The massive road construction in the State has been funded through a new scheme called “Alternative Project Funding Approach” (APFA) or rather, the Contractor Financing Scheme. Under the new paradigm, the contractor puts in resources and later gets refunded by government through a schedule that removes pressure on the State meager purse.
For instance, the iconic Olaiya flyover is being financed through an Alternative Project Funding Approach (APFA). Also worthy of note in this sector is the engagement of local contractors and artisans in projects by the Oyetola-led Administration.
This unprecedented feat can only be achieved under a dependable leader with content and impeccable character.
SOME CAPITAL PROJECTS INITIATED BY GOVERNOR OYETOLA
•Adejumo Street–WAEC-Awosuru Roundabout
•Akindeko Street-Oremeji Street
• Aikomo Awodele Street
• Dahunsi Avenue
•Prof. Rasak Deremi Abubakre Street
•Engnr Bunmi Ayegoro Street
• Alhaja Sidikat Adunni Hassan Street
• Bishop Felix Owolabi Street
•Engineer Benjamin Olaijulo Close
• Kayode Fasola Close
•Engineer Adepoju Street
• Prof Mojeed Drive
Osogbo township roads
2. Reconstruction of Okegada, Ede to Army Barrack Junction Ede
3. Reconstruction of Army Barrack Junction, Ede to Ara Junction
4. Reconstruction of Ara junction-Ojo-Ara–Ejigbo road (Osogbo Motor Park)
Ara – Ejigbo
5. Reconstruction of Moro-Ipetumodu–Yakoyo road
6. Reconstruction of Yakoyo-Asipa-Ife/Ibadan Expressway
7. Reconstruction 4.3km of Ereja Roundabout-Isaare– Oke Oye-Irojo-Ilesa/Akure Expressway
Ilesa-Akure Express road
8. Reconstruction of Itaasin (St. Stephen Church)-Our lady School-Police Divisional Headquarters, Famia Road
9. Reconstruction of Ada-Igbajo Road
10. Reconstruction of Igbajo township Road
11. Osogbo–Kelebe-Iragbiji Road
12. Completion of Ogbun Idio Road – Ilesa
13. Rehabilitation of Odo Ori Adeeke Road
14. Completion of State High Court Road Network
15. Completion of Ikirun (Idi Esu)-Iragbiji-Ororuwo- Ada Road
16. Rehabilitation of Dele Yes Sir Roundabout to Okefia Roundabout
17. Rehabilitation of Isare-Ifofin-Iloro-Akewusola Road –
Ilesa – Completed
18. Rehabilitation of Ita Akogun-Ayetoro Road – Ile Ife -Completed
19. Rehabilitation of Naira and Kobo Junction (Ikire) Apomu- Ikoyi Ile/Ibadan Expressway – Ikoyi Ile/Ibadan Expressway – Completed
20. Rehabilitation of Mobil Petrol Station-Idi Ori Junction-Court Junction-Alasunkada-Junction – Completed
21. Rehabilitation of UNIOSUN Ejigbo campus road, along Ejigbo/ Iwo Road
INHERITED FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ROADS BEING CONSTRUCTED BY THE OYETOLA-LED GOVERNMENT
Osogbo–Ikirun–Okuku–Ila–Odo, Kwara State Boundary Road.
Osogbo Circular Road known as Oba Adesoji Aderemi Bypass.
RECENTLY APPROVED AND ONGOING ROAD PROJECTS
1. GOF Junction-Ori Oke Pure Water, Osogbo.
2. Ikirun to Eko Ende Road.
3. Nike Gallery-Ido Osun township-Airport road with Palace Spur.
4. Kuta township Road.
5. Iloro-Aganun-Division C Police HQ Road, Ile Ife.
6. Olufi Market-Oke Church-Adenuga Junction–Adebisi Akande Trumpet Bridge, Gbongan.
OSUN RURAL ACCESS AND MOBILITY PROJECT (O’RAMP)
In addition, the present Administration has sustained road rehabilitation, construction of river crossing and mechanized maintenance of roads under the Osun Rural Access and Mobility Project (O’RAMP). In ensuring further opening of rural roads toward the development of rural areas and linkage to the market, the State government is vigorously pursuing the RAMP intervention project with the expectation that it will massively impact on the maintenance of rural feeder roads.
Projects implemented under RAMP II intervention program are:
1. Agbowu-Aba Onile Road. (13.73km)
2. Ogbaagba-Eleru-Bode-Osi Road. (13.73km)
3. Asa-Dagbolu-Ajagunlaase Road. (31.1km)
4. Ikonifi-Sade-Ajagunlaase Road. (12.73km)
5. Agoro-Ikonifin Road. (11.1km)
6. Akinleye-Aba-Ayo-Isero. (4.38km)
7. Farm Settlement Spur. (1km)
8. Eeleke-Kanko Road, Ileogbo.
9. Onikoko–Osisooko. (10.5km)
10. Gbengbeleku Junction–Owode Amu Road. (10km)
11. Completion of Ogbun Idio Road, Ilesha.
12. Completion of Ikirun (Idi Esu)-Iragbiji-Ororuwo-Ade Road.
13. Elewonta River on Oke-Ola Elewonta Road in Ayedade Local Government.
14. Dabonngbo (Ohun River) Ago-Owu Farm Settlement in Ayedade Local Government.
15. Olomu Stream Fidiwo/Funmilayo Road in Irewole Local Government.
16. Oke-Afo/Alawe Stream (OkeAfo-Oluponna Road), Iwo Local Government.
17. Eyin-Ade Stream at Okutaaje Area, Ire, Boripe Local Government.
18. Osese River, Boripe Local Government.
19. Aatan Stream kKoko Road, Polytechnic Road, Iree, Boripe Local Government.
20. Olukesi Farm, Ojueri Iresi (Obuke River), Boluwaduro Local Government.
21. Ipon Stream Agbelejere Road (Ejeo River), Oyan-Otan-Ayegbaju Road, Odo–Otin Local Government.
22. Lawoka Junction-Apoje Junction. (39.164km)
23. Ilesa-Ilo-Olomo Boundary. (3km)
24. Ilesa-Odogbo-Igbowiwi Road. (8.8km)
25. Ikeji-Arakeji-Aikulola Road.
26. Ira-Bete Road.
27. Owere River at Araromi, Owode-Ede, Ede South Local Government.
28. Gbalefefe Stream at Modakeke, Ife East Local Government.
29. Oke-Aho,Sekona (Isule River), Ede south local government.
30. Faweri via Ipetumodu (Ata River), Ife South Local Government.
31. Ogudu (Ogbaagba River), Ife Local Government.
32. Dagbaja–Apoti 2 via Benkemo (Alakasa River) Oriade Local Government.
33. Oroki River (Otan-Ile-Igbajo Road) Obokun Local Government.