Osun governor seeks FG’s aid on major roads
Osun State governor, Gboyega Oyetola, is seeking the federal government’s assistance to fix some major federal roads in the state.
The governor, who made the appeal during a visit to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, in his office in Abuja yesterday, listed Osogbo-Ilobun road, Iwo-Osogbo road and Osogbo-Ilesa road as those affected.
Oyetola, who said that some of the roads were in deplorable state, appealed to the minister for speedy intervention and completion, to reduce the suffering of his people.
He stated that some of the federal roads in the state had been abandoned for close to 10 years, while work on others had either stopped or had been slow.
The governor said: “We have seen what you are doing in our state, but we still need some more. Honourable minister, I still need you a lot in the area of infrastructure. During the campaign, I realised that the major thing the people want to see happening is the rehabilitation of their roads.
“We will appreciate rehabilitation of a lot of other roads. There are a lot of potholes here and there that is making it difficult for a lot of people to come around. This is dry season; we will appreciate if you can assist us in fixing quite a number of roads.”
Fashola, in response, pledged to assist the governor with the repair and rehabilitation of some federal roads in the state.