The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Rural Development and Community Affairs and Project Coordinator, Osun Rural Access and Mobility Project, Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo, has commended the government of Osun State, for its support on the success made by the project in the state through provision and prompt release of counterpart fund coupled with the enabling environment to operate.
He made this commendation at Olura of Ira’s palace, Oba Julius Fatanmi, during his visit to Ira –Ikeji-Ile – Ara-keji – JABU Road proposed to be implemented and financed by the state government.
Earlier, he had visited some ongoing projects such as 11.2km Ita-Oni – Onikoko road, 3.5km Ilesa/Akure Expressway – Ayodeji Road, 9.5km Okinni – Igbokiti – Idi-Emi – Pakiti Road – O-fish farm Road, 9km QIIP Farm road, Kuta among others, to ascertain the level of completion.
Other projects visited were completion of the 3-span bridge at Sasa River abandoned several years ago and other markets projects.
He also lauded the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, for the support given on community-based Routine Road Maintenance. The system,which was designed to engage the people living on the corridor of road as road maintenance groups, has assisted in maintaining the condition of the roads at 12km Iwo – Pataara Road, 10.8km Idiroko/Akinleye Road and 5km Esa-Oke, all year round. This system has not only provided job opportunities to the people, it has also increased their livelihood.