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We ’re rising above politics to foster regional development, say Oyo, Osun governments

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
28 June 2022   |   2:42 am
Oyo and Osun State governments have reiterated their determination to put politics aside and focus on development of the two states.

Makinde. Photo/facebook/OfficialSeyiMakinde

Agree to jointly reconstruct Olodo-Lalupon-Iwo-Osogbo Road

Oyo and Osun State governments have reiterated their determination to put politics aside and focus on the development of the two states.

Against this backdrop, Governors Seyi Makinde of Oyo State and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State have concluded plans to reconstruct Olodo-Lalupon-Iwo-Osogbo Road, beginning from Iwo Road Interchange, Ibadan.

Oyo State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Prof. Kehinde Sangodoyin and his Osun counterpart, Oluremi Omowaiye, disclosed this, yesterday, at a joint press briefing in Ibadan.

Sangodoyin, who spoke with newsmen, said that Oyo would handle 29.2 kilometres stretch of the road from Iwo Road Interchange to the border point between the two states, while Osun would handle the rest.

He said the road project was necessitated by the need to spread dividends of democracy to the people, in spite of different political affiliations.

The commissioner said the collaboration between the two states would enhance commerce and security.

Omowaiye, on his part, said that Osun State Government would handle 54.4 kilometres stretch of the road from Osogbo to the boundary between the two states.

He said that the synergy would foster regional integration, adding that the two governments would meet again to deliberate on modalities for the project’s implementation, including cost implication, duration and the contractor to handle the project.

Omowaiye said that the project would be a reality.

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