By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi has vowed that he will not hand over uncompleted road projects to whoever will succeed him in 2019 as the Oyo State governor.
The governor disclosed this while addressing residents of Agodi-Gate, Idi Ape, Iwo Road Interchange, Basorun, Akobo-Oju Irin and Ologuneru during an inspection of the on going multi-billion naira road construction within Ibadan metropolis.
According to Governor Ajimobi, the present administration in Oyo state would spare no efforts in ensuring that the ongoing expansion and dualisation of roads in these areas were completed in the next eighteen months by personally supervising the projects until they were completed.
“We are going to complete the road construction projects within the next eighteen months, because I don’t intend to hand over these road projects uncompleted to my successor. We are desirous of leaving behind a legacy of achievements in urban renewal. We owe the citizens the responsibility of modernizing and beautifying Oyo State like other big cities in the country,”he said.
The governor however appealed to residents in the affected areas to endure the imminent inconveniences,saying,“to eat omelette we must break eggs”.
“This is part of the dividends of democracy. We made promises to you during the election and this project is in partial fulfillment of the promises. We will not renege on any of our promises. What we promised, we will deliver and it will be solid projects that will endure.
With good road network and infrastructure, we already have platform for development and no administration has ever worked the way we are working. It will boost commercial activities and also serve as incentives for investors.”
Speaking further, the governor stressed that the state government decided to bankroll the projects to give succor to residents, who were daily experiencing hardship while plying the roads, saying,”for ease of business and commercial activities, we must build roads”.
Emphasizing that his government was grateful for been the first that was elected for a second term by the people in the history of Oyo State, he said the projects would not be delayed and that the people should endure and cooperate with the contractors handling the roads.