The Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Works, Mr. Sabitu Oladepo Amuda has said that the newly commissioned 15 township roads in Ilesa at an estimated at N3.7 billion would go a long way in promoting social and economic development in the town and other adjoining communities.
He said the commitment of Aregbesola administration in Osun was aimed at putting in place infrastructural facilities, capable of giving all communities new lease of life which would enhance steady growth in all ramifications.
Amudah, who stated this during the official commissioning of the roads contended that “precisely three and half years back when our administration came on board, the state of our roads were deplorable. The intra and intercity roads were in a state of disrepair such that the economy of Osun was at the lowest ebb; fell to a level that investors were not attracted due to bad roads. In addition, farmers find it difficult to transport agricultural produce to the urban centres”.
The newly commissioned township roads include Tosho Obembe-General Hospital Ilaje, Kayanfanda Street, Lejoka Fadahunsi Avenue/Old Ife Junction, Oke-Opo community/GRA-Iyemogun/Ilesa East local government secretariat; Irojo (Sabo Junction)-Agboworin Crescent-Boluwaduro, Ilerin/Leventis-Obokun Avenue, Old Omieran Road, Ibala (Community Primary School)-Oke Omiru-Otekunrin-Osogbo junction.
According to him, “Several roads are in various stages of construction across the state. Of particular interest is the construction of N17.5km dual carriage way named Oba Adesoji Aderemi bypass which has a completion period of 12 months at the cost of N14.5 billion.
“It includes one overhead bridge and underpass across the railway at Ofatedo; two bridges over River Osun and an interchange at the Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo. The road is of very high standards in modern road construction and has attained 25 per cent completion”.