Governor Aregbesola of Osun has said that the emerging network of roads in the state, south-west of Nigeria are meant to achieve the desire to turn the state to a mid regional commercial hub of the zone.
He said this as he turns the sod on another 18 kilometer Osogbo East Bye Pass dual carriageway marking the beginning of construction activities of the very unique N14.5bn road project.
His Director of Communications and Strategy, Semiu Okanlawon, quoted the Governor as expressing optimism that the emerging network of new roads in Osun will boost economic activities in no small measure.
The new project is coming less than two months after the flag-off of the Gbongan-Akoda dual carriageway, the construction of this road will ease traffic logjam in the state capital thereby making passing through Osogbo to other towns easier and aiding economic activities.
The new road starts from the Iwo-Osogbo Roundabout and terminates at the Roundabout along the Osogbo Ikirun Road.
The west side of the road was constructed in 1994 during the military administration of Navy Commander Anthony Udofia under the World Bank Assisted Multi-State Roads Project.