Jubilation As Oyo Approves Reconstruction of 165km Road For Local Councils
…..As Residents Call For Quality Work By Those Involved
The people of Oyo State, especially those living in the rural areas have reacted to the announcement by the State government that it will soon start the reconstruction and repair of five kilometers of roads in each of the 33 local government areas.
In a letter sent to all the local government Chairmen on Friday 19th August, 2022 by the Honorable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Chief Bayo Lawal and signed on his behalf by the Director Inspectorate, Mr M.A Bolarinwa, the Chairmen were enjoined you submit the list unfailing before Tuesday 23rd, August, 2022.
The letter reads “I am directed to refer to the above subject and request you to forward the lists of the kilometer road(s) in each of the local government area of the State.
”Your request is expected to reach the Ministry on or before Tuesday 23rd August, 2022, I am to add that lateness in any form would not be entertained.”
There have been clamors for the State government’s attention to the condition of rural roads and the latest directive has indicated that the current administration is a listening type, according to the people of Iseyin that were interviewed on the matter by The Chronicler Newspaper on Sunday.
Mr. Temileyi Lukmon in Iseyin said the directive from the State government to all the council Chairmen called for jubilation as many local government roads were already in states of disrepair.
He however advised that the State government should not allow the work be handled by those that will jeopardize the efforts of the government in achieving good and enduring rural roads.
”We are happy and suppose to be jubilating over this news, the roads within the local government areas have been abandoned by successive State administrations before Governor Seyi Makinde came, we are happy he has listened to the cries of the people and has started work on it.
Sefiat Hammed, a trader based in Okeho, Kajola local government said her joy knew no bound when she heard about the development, saying the work among others by the State government will make the effort of returning people back to the rural areas be successful.
”This is commendable, with other works our amiable Governor has embarked upon to improve the well-being of the rural dwellers, the movement of we youths to the cities will be curtailed and we will see the reverse in no distant time.
”All that matters now is for the State to make sure that standard job is done by whoever that will do it, we have witnessed rural roads that were done in the old that never lasted for a year, they should make this a paramount standard for those that will do the roads,” she pleaded.