Bad roads are definitely one of the top “headaches” for most Nigerian citizens across the 36 states and the FCT as well. This is due to the fact that most ruling governments tend to shy away from road rehabilitation projects as they complain that it consumes a lot of capital resources and time. However, Osun State Government has decided to go against the usual norm by beginning a ₦5.2billion road construction multi-project all over the state.
Osun State Government begins the construction of 54.3km road worth ₦5.2billion
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According to press reports, these road rehabilitation and construction projects cut across the 3 senatorial districts of Osun state. Also, Remi Omowaye – the Commissioner for Works & Transport in Osun state made a full disclosure about this road project in at a recent press conference which was jointly addressed by Funke Egbemode, the Commissioner for Information & Civic Orientation in the state, just after the state executive council meeting last week.
Remi Omowaye revealed that a total cost of ₦5,245,729,794.95 would be spent to complete the rehabilitation as well as the construction of the approved 54.3km roads. He also explained that this project is a Contractor-Financing type which will be duly funded under the APFA (Alternative Project Funding Approach).
Omowaye also described the Osun state government’s move as a prompt response aimed at fulfilling the current yearnings by the people for better road infrastructure across the state. He said that this road project is also targeted at reducing the frequent trauma usually experienced by the State residents whenever they are traveling on the currently bad roads.
On Funke Egbemode’s part, she made a disclosure that all of the ongoing road projects are expected to be completed in 12 months’ time. She mentioned that the administration of governor Adegboyega Oyetola will continue ensuring that citizens of the state enjoy their democratic dividends especially when it comes to infrastructural developments.