Gov Ajimobi embarks on massive road repairs across Oyo State

Senator Abiola Ajimobi
Senator Abiola Ajimobi
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The Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has embarked on massive road constructions across the state. In view of this, the workers of the Public Works Department of the state are to work round the clock to fix the roads affected.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure Mr. Gbenga Akintola addressed reporters yesterday in Ibadan, the capital.
The governor’s aide said Trunk A roads are federal, Trunk B state, while Trunk C local government roads.
Akintola, who was with the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun, said the State Public Works Department was carrying out routine maintenance on Command-Apata-Odo Ona-Dugbe-Mokola-Sango-UI-Ojoo-Moniya roads in Ibadan.

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He said other roads undergoing maintenance include Molete-Oke-Ado-Oke-Bola-Dugbe-Ekotedo-Queen Cinema, Mokola-UCH-Gate with spur to Parliament Road, Secretariat-UI with spur to Government House, Customs, Awolowo, Osuntokun, Mary Hill and Challenge-Molete-Beere-Oje-Gate roads.
The governor’s aide said the department had completed the maintenance of asphaltic improvement of Beere-Oranyan-Orita Aperin Road; asphaltic rehabilitation of Ogbomoso High School–Baptist High School Road (Phase I); reconstruction of failed double 3m x 3m x 11m box culvert on Akoko stream along Ilero-Iganna Road and provision of traffic signs around the State High Court at Ring Road and Iyaganku, Ibadan.
Others are: asphaltic rehabilitation of Oroki-Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo (Phase I); asphaltic rehabilitation and underpinning of eroded concrete base of existing culvert outlet near Heritage Bank, Iyana Church and Oyeniyan Bus Stop on Iwo Road, Olodo Road; asphaltic rehabilitation of Ariyo box culvert approaches, Olorunsogo/Akanran Road, Ibadan and asphaltic rehabilitation of Idi Arere-Popo Yemoja-Oke-Ado with spur to Bode Market.

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The completed roads also included asphaltic improvement of Iyaganku-N.T.C. Road; asphaltic improvement of Eleta-Odinjo-Muslim Overhead Bridge; repair/reinstatement of vandalised steel barricade under Mokola Flyover at Mokola, Ibadan; asphaltic construction of Ologuneru Junction–Abanla–Alafara Junction and asphaltic rehabilitation of Oje Ibadan-Mobil, Yemetu Junction with spur to Adeoyo Hospital, Yemetu Road.
Akintola urged residents to bear the discomfort, saying the department would ensure the maintenance was completed on time.
He said: “We are strategic about our work and we have injected feedback mechanisms. We get enquiry and treat same with the utmost urgency the enquiry might require. We are on the road to make our roads better and we know there will be discomfort during this period but the discomfort is time-bound.

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“We want to maximise this dry season to cover a lot of grounds. The routine maintenance will be carried out across the state. Where we cannot engage in routine maintenance, we might resort to palliative measures. We appeal to our people to bear with us and get in touch with us, in case our attention is needed.” © January 18, 2018.

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