Makinde Shifts LAUTECH’s Iseyin College Resumption To September
…..Says New Odo-Ogun Bridge Open For Use
Governor Seyi Makinde has announced a new resumption date for the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH)’s College of Agricultural Science and Renewable Natural Resources in Iseyin, saying students will resume at the campus by September.
The School Council had earlier projected May 2023 as the resumption month, which necessitated the rush for completion of major projects in the campus, but during a facility tour made by the Governor on Friday afternoon, he declared that the resumption be shifted to September.
Governor Makinde told newsmen after the tour that although the College’s administrative building has been completed, other structures in the campus as well as the access roads needed time to be completed, in order to have a quality job done on them.
He said further that the newly-constructed Odo-Ogun bridge has been opened for use by motorists while the contractor handling the 34.85kilometer Iseyin-Oyo road has been charged to speed up the work pace on the road.
Note that the over seventy-year old Odo-Ogun bridge has been abandoned by the federal government and successive State administrations, which has caused many deaths due to accidents on the bridge, especially during the raining season.
“Earlier today, we inspected the newly constructed bridge at the 34.85 km Oyo-Iseyin Road. The bridge is now open for use. However, we urged the contractor to increase the pace of work to ensure that the road reconstruction is completed before the end of this year.
“We also visited the LAUTECH Iseyin Campus for an on-the-spot assessment of the progress of the ongoing construction. The administrative building is complete. However, there is still some work to be done on the other buildings and the access road. The plan is for students to resume on this campus by September this year,” he stated.
Lastly, we visited the Akinyele Resettlement Centre to assess the project. Under Omituntun 2.0, we will ensure that the centre is properly utilised to serve as a holding place for beggars on our streets prior to their rehabilitation and relocation.~ Governor Seyi Makinde FNSE.