Oyetola promises investment on roads, health, others
Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said that his administration is working hard to exploit and develop the critical sectors of the state’s economy – agriculture, tourism and mining – to rescue it from over-dependence on federal allocations and turn Osun into the economic hub of the South-West region.
He noted that the state government had commenced efforts to exploit enormous potential in its soil and translate them to wealth.
The governor stated this at the weekend during a broadcast to mark the third-year anniversary of his administration. He said that the government’s efforts were already yielding significant positive results with gold production set to commence soon in the state.
Oyetola also noted that the ongoing construction of Olaiya Flyover in Osogbo had reached 85 per cent completion and would be commissioned soon.
According to him, the state government is rehabilitating roads across the nine federal constituencies of the state to improve the on-road network, open up the rural areas and ease the movement of people and their produce to ensure rapid socio-economic development.
He also stated that the government had sustained the construction of major road projects inherited from the immediate past administration, saying: “We will continue to fund the dualisation of Gbongan-Akoda Dual Carriage Way, as well as Old Garage (Osogbo)-Ikirun-Ila-Odo-Erinle, which, together are federal roads spanning 66.8 kilometres.
“We have also rehabilitated and constructed many other roads across the state, which include Ada-Igbajo road, Osogbo-Kelebe-Iragbiji road and others.
The governor further disclosed that the government had also concluded arrangements to begin work on the construction/rehabilitation of roads in different parts of the state, including Iree, Inisa, Ife, Ijesa Land, Osogbo, Olorunda, Irepodun, Orolu, Ikire, Oba Ile and Oba Oke.
He also revealed that the state government was collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure the timely completion of the Ido-Osun Airport.