Osun Procures Speed Boat For Community

SPEEDBOATThe Osun Government has purchased a new speed boat for the people of Ilie, a riverside community in the state.

The Executive Secretary, Transportation Office, Mr Oluwagbemiga Anifowose, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Osogbo.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ilie is a community in Olorunda Local Government Area of the state.

NAN also reports that the 14-seater speed boat was procured to ease the transportation challenges facing the community.

According to Anifowose, the governor approved the purchase of the boat for public transportation pending the construction of a bridge to link Ilie with other communities.

He said that it was necessary to consider the development of maritime transport alongside air, road and rail transportation.

Anifowose further said that maritime transportation would enhance economic development, reduce unemployment and alleviate poverty in the country.