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Iseyin-Oyo Road: Makinde Has Shown Capacity To Improve Economy – Iseyin Indigenes

Iseyin-Oyo Road: Makinde Has Shown Capacity To Improve Economy – Iseyin Indigenes

The people of Iseyin, in Iseyin local government have noted that the efforts of the governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde to take up the construction of the abandoned Iseyin-Oyo road with approval from the federal government showed that the governor has capacity to improve the economy of the State.

In a statement jointly signed by the Chairman, Iseyin Local Government, Hon. Mufutau Abilawon and the National President, Iseyin Development Union (I.D.U), Alhaji Bayo Raji on Thursday in Ibadan and made available to newsmen, they hinted that the reconstruction of the road will not only serve the agrarian Oke-Ogun region’s economy, but improve the socioeconomic activities of the State along the corridor.


They said since the completion of the Moniya-Iseyin road, major differences have been experienced by the people, as investors in the agro-allied sector have relocated to Oke-Ogun area to acquire lands and started large scale farming, which had helped in job provision and improved financial power of the people.

Hon. Abilawon declared that the approval gotten by the Oyo State government for the expansion of the scope of work on the Iseyin-Oyo road will truly reflect its standard and make it enduring.

He added that the project will also make the efforts so far made on the Fashola Agribusiness Industrial Hub along the Iseyin-Oyo road by the present administration fully appreciated for its value in growing the State’s economy.


”We are happy this is happening in our time, today we have a governor that is conversant with the needs of the people and is working day and night to provide these, Iseyin-Oyo road, which has been abandoned for decades and our people have had no other choice to get to Oyo through Ibadan has now received attention of the State and work has already commenced.

”Like people already know, today we have a governor that will go to any length to make his people enjoy dividends of democracy, it is important now that the people of Oyo State replicate by giving their support to the administration so they can enjoy more.”

The National President, I.D.U, Alhaji Bayo Raji assured the government of governor Seyi Makinde that the people of Iseyin would not be ungrateful to the strides by the incumbent government in bringing development to Iseyin and the Oke-Ogun region generally.

“This is good news. His Excellency continues to be very strategic and committed in turning around the economic and agricultural development of the State, the completion of the Iseyin-Oyo Road in line with the Federal Government specification is a welcome development.

“No wonder investors in Agro Allied businesses are keen on acquisition of land for their ventures, His Excellency is truly God Sent and we cannot thank him enough. We shall keep on praying for him for success in all his endeavours. He deserves all the goodwill and blessings.

“We are using this medium to assure the governor that we will not be ungrateful to him and his government, we shall give him the needed support towards repositioning Oyo State for socioeconomic development.”

Oyo State Government on Wednesday  approved an additional scope of work on the 34.85 kilometres Iseyin-Fashola-Oyo road project.

The additional scope of work, according to the Commissioner for Public Works and Infrastructure, Prof. Dahud Sangodoyin, includes  extra width, stone base and thickness of 12.5 mm in line with the Federal Government road specifications.
The Commissioner, who stated this, while addressing the press shortly after a meeting of the state’s Executive Council, explained that the additional scope of work would cost N1.5 billion, summing up the entire project cost to N9.9 billion.
The commissioner stated that the project was initially approved last July and had since received a positive nod from the Federal Government.

He stressed that the road would not only connect the Fashola Agribusiness Industrial Hub, but that it would also equally create ease of doing business and positively impact the state economy.
He maintained that the road is strategic to the economy of the state, as it is connected to the Fashola Agribusiness Industrial Hub being put together by the state government, saying that the state’s focus is on facilitating ease of movement of agricultural produce and adding value to agribusiness so that the economy of the state can be stimulated.

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