A former chief of staff and media adviser to national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Mr Sunday Dare, on Monday visited the minister of power, works and housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola over the abandoned Oyo-Ogbomoso part of the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway.
The project, which began during former president Olusegun Obasanjo years, has yet to to be completed more than 15 years after it was flagged off.
The old road, which is the first to connect the northern to southern Nigeria, has claimed many lives.
Only last week, indigenes and residents of Ogbomoso, Dare’s hometown, blocked the highway to protest the abandonment of the project.
It would be recalled that federal government last year promised to fast track the project.
Disturbed by the hardship his people go through and the many lives that have been lost on the road, Dare, who is currently an executive commissioner in charge of stakeholders’ management at the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, submitted an SOS letter for federal government intervention in the completion of the Oyo-Ogbomoso road.
He told OYO INSIGHT that “I received rock solid assurances that work has indeed commenced on both the old and new roads.,” thanking the minister and President Muhammadu Buhari.
He, however, assured that “We shall however monitor closely work progress and report back.”