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Repairs of 25 roads will enhance citizens’ welfare, says Osun Govt

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By Aluta News

Feb. 3, 2022

The Osun government says the ongoing emergency repairs of 25 roads, spanning 200 kilometres in the state will boost development and welfare of the citizens.
Addressing a press conference on Thursday  in Osogbo, the Special Adviser to Gov. Gboyega Oyetola,  on Works and Transport, Hussein Olaniyan, debunked insinuations that government was fixing the roads as ” an election bait.”
Olaniyan, who described Oyetola led-administration as “responsible and responsive”, said the government could not afford to leave its people to continue to suffer untold hardship as a result of bad roads.
He appealed to residents of the state to cooperate with the government towards ensuring prompt completion of projects before the raining season.
“There has been a questions about our motivation for doing a number of roads when election is just a few months away.
“Let us put the records straight that from the first day, we have been doing a lot and we will continue to do so till our last day in office,” Olaniyan explained.
He said the road maintenance would cut across five zones; Ife, Ilesa, Osogbo, Ikirun and Iwo.
Also, the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Mr Remi Omowaye, said the state government would continue to embark on infrastructural development of the state.
He said:  “The infrastructural deficit across the country is huge. When we came in, there was no single township road that was in good shape in Osun West.
“Today, we have fixed a number of roads in that district, including the Gbongan township road and the 25km Ara Junction to Ejigbo.
”Others are Kuta township road, Oke-Gada, as well as Ede and many more, just as we will continue to do more.
“We thank the citizens for keeping faith with us. This was a state that people didn’t believe could pay full salaries.
”But today, we are not only paying full salaries and have implemented the new national minimum wage.”
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