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Osun exceeds global standard for GDP to infrastructure ratio, say civil engineers


Rauf Aregbesola, Governor State of Osun.

Civil engineers in the country have lauded the performance of Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola on infrastructural development, declaring that he has exceeded global standard for GDP-to-Infrastructure ratio with the several completed and ongoing projects in the state.

At a dinner in Osogbo, a former deputy vice chancellor, Ekiti State University, Prof Olugbenga Aribisala, who spoke on the theme, ‘Infrastructural Development: An Index For National Development,’ urged government to spend six per cent of its GDP on infrastructure.

At the event, the engineers acknowledged the governor’s record in giving Osun the needed infrastructural facelift for economic growth.

Aribisala said: “The Osun State Government has shown a very great example of government funding for infrastructural projects.

National Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers, Andem Ekpo-Bassey, commended the level of infrastructure development in the state.

“From what I saw today, it is very impressive to me. There are some projects that are recreational, some are political, but there are some projects that are human driven. These are the kinds of projects that your governor has really done.”

“As an institution revolving in policy and recommendations, we can rightly confirm that seven years of his government in the state has witnessed numerous number of big civil engineering projects.”

Aregbesola was later presented with the award of Grand Achiever of Infrastructural Development.

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