…to begins reconstruction of Ita Oshin/Ayetoro Road.
The Ogun State Governor; Prince Dapo Abiodun says his administration would soon commence assessment of the Ita-Oshin to Ayetoro road, with a promise to begin its immediate reconstruction.
Governor Dapo Abiodun who made this known during the commissioning of the 7 kilometers Ibooro/Imasayi/Ayetoro road in Yewa North Local Government Area of the state, said that it has become expedient to reconstruct the Federal road which he said will ease movement from the area to Ibooro and alleviate suffering of those Plying the road.
Abiodun while noting that his administration would divide the road from Ita-Oshin into phases, said that movement from the state capital to Ayetoro would soon become a very pleasurable drive.
” On my way here from Abeokuta, I rode through the Ita-Oshin to this intersection, I asked my Special Adviser, how many kilometers, barring in mind that this is yet another Federal road amongst so many Federal roads that we have in Ogun State.
” This road will not allow us to reap the full benefit of this road that we are doing from Imasayi to Ayetoro, we have to do something about it and I want to make that pronouncement today.
” I have instructed that the ministry of works immediately come her and do an assessment of the road from Ita-Oshin to Ibooro, we will divide that road into phases, maybe two or three phases and we will begin the immediate reconstruction of that road.
” We have left it initially because the Federal Government promised that they were going to reconstruct it, but as you can see, they are not ready, be rest assured that coming from Abeokuta to Ayetoro very soon will be a very pleasurable drive,” he said.
Governor Dapo Abiodun at the commissioning also said that his administration is poised to make Yewa North and Imeko the food basket of not only the state but the country as a whole with the citing of a Rice Development and Rice Processing Center in the district.
The Governor while calling on the paramount ruler of Yewaland and other monarchs in the district to work together and get a 20,000 hectare.of land available for the project, said that his administration is poised to make the citing of the Rice Development and Rice Processing Center in the district one of the legacies of his administration.
” Yewa North and Imeko are known for their agricultural potential and one of my legacies will be to leave this two local governments and have them defined as the bread bask t of not just this state, but this nation.
” I have called the Head of Service, I have spoken to the Olu of Ilaro that he should challenge all our traditional rulers in this area, we are looking for about 20,000 hectares of land.
” We want to turn this part of Yewa into the Rice capital of Nigeria, we already have the investors that have the resources to turn this place into the Rice development and rice processing center in Nigeria and I am deeply committed to that as that will be one of the legacies of this administration.
” Help us to look for this land between two to three weeks you will now see what we will do, we are not putting a dime into it, we will only be providing enabling environment for the investors to come and turn this place into the Rice capital of Nigeria,” he said.
The Governor while noting that his administration has commissioned more roads in Yewaland than any government in the last sixteen years, added that his administration is not bothered by naysayers, but is fully committed towards the development of the state.
Abiodun while appealing to the people of the state to continue to support the policies of the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration, said that the deregulation of the petroleum industry by the president would bring better times for the country.
The state helmsman who also disclosed that the empathic nature of the president since he deregulated the petroleum sector had ensured the constant engagement with state governors to ensure that palliatives are put in place to reduce it’s impact, added that his administration has started to domesticate some of the palliative measures, saying that the effect would soon be experienced by the people of the state.
Governor Abiodun who also disclosed that the grains, rice, maize that the president has released to state governments would soon be distributed to the people across the length and breadth of the state in another ten days, said that an inclusive committee that will include those in government, traditional rulers, community development associations, market men and women and religious leaders that would ensure the even distribution of the food items would be created.
He also charged youths, residents of the community and the traditional rulers to take charge and ownership of the road, thanking the paramount ruler of Yewaland for his leadership role.
Earlier in his remarks, the Special Adviser, Works and Infrastructure; Engr. Ade Akinsanya while noting that the road which had been in a bad condition before it’s reconstruction would bring succour to the residence of surrounding communities and mitigate flooding which was initially common in the area, also said that the road would also enable the smooth transportation of farm produce, commuters and motorists from the area.
” The total length of the road to Ayetoro is 21 kilometers, with a width of 8 kilometers.
” The phase one we are commissioning today is 7 kilometers which has been completed and being commissioned today, the reconstruction of the phase two would soon commence.
” Phase one is a single carriage way which passes through Ibooro,Imasayi, Ajana and Ikosi village junction, this is another way through which his Excellency, the Governor of the state is making a huge impact in the life of the people of the state,” he said.
The Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland; Oba Kehinde Olugbenle while noting that the people of the district appreciates the good works of the Governor in the area, also appreciated the Governor for opening up not only Yewaland, but the entire state.
Oba Olugbenle who also urged the Governor to complete the phase two of the 21 kilometers stretch of the Ibooro, Imasayi and Ayetoro road, said that the people of the district appreciates the Governor for his passion and commitment to develop all parts of the state.
The Iyaloja General of Ogun State; Alhaja Yemiso Abass while appreciating Governor Dapo Abiodun for giving the people of the town who are predominantly farmers an avenue to get their farm produce to the market for their economic prosperity, also thanked him for making movement easy for them.
The Iyaloja while urging the Governor to put naysayers to shame with the completion of the second phase of the road, said that the total completion of the road would ensure the overall prosperity of the people.