Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor, on Tuesday, March 13, commissioned a 10.5km second phase of Osogbo-Ikirun-Ila-Odo, Kwara State boundary.
According to the governor, the road project commenced on 9th January 2013 under the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, now Interior Minister, who constructed the dualization from Old Garage to Osogbo Steel Rolling Company and inaugurated it on 19th November 2018.
Speaking during the inauguration at Ikirun, Adeleke said the immediate past Governor Gboyega Oyetola, who is a member of the same political party as his predecessor paid lip service to the project at the detriment of the entire populace.
He told the audience that his resolve to complete the project was the belief that government is a continuum, promising that the next phase from Ikirun to the Ila-Odo Kwara boundary will commence immediately.
He said, “it should be noted that indiscriminate dumping of refuse on waterways is a very serious crime that the government shall not take lightly.
“It should be emphasized that when the waterways are silted up as a result of the carefree attitude of the road users, the road becomes prone to erosion and premature failure,”
He further explained that his administration had commenced other twelve road projects across the state, “provision of the borehole in all the 332 wards across the state and renovation of all the hospitals across the state in the last 100 days.”