Oyo State governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, on Saturday, declared that the state government will soon award the contracts for the reconstruction of internal roads in Ibadan metropolis as part of his administration’s commitment to fix inner roads after successfully linking all the zones of the state with road infrastructure.
The governor stated that the projects to be kick-started within the next few weeks would include two major highways, Challenge-Ring Road to Mile 110 Junction and the Beere-Yemetu-Bodija-University of Ibadan roads, which he said would be reconstructed completely.
Makinde, who stated this while commissioning the Bond Mall, Ring Road, Ibadan, equally said his government would continue to support and encourage investors with the right infrastructure and environment for their businesses to thrive.
“People have been complaining about the internal roads in Ibadan and I went round to check for myself. I can announce today that in three weeks, we will award the contracts and they will be mobilised to sites.
“For the Ring Road, from Challenge to the point linking Abeokuta Expressway, we are reconstructing it completely, because this is a major highway in Oyo State. And from Beere, we are reconstructing from that point to U.I. All of that will be awarded in a matter of weeks,” the governor said.
The governor appreciated the investor and Chief Executive Officer, Bond Group of Companies, Pharmacist Remi Omotosho, for investing and creating employment opportunities in the state.
Earlier in his remarks, the CEO Bond Group of Companies, Remi Omotosho, commended the leadership and people-oriented approach of Governor Makinde.
He lauded the governor for providing an enabling environment for businesses to thrive, saying that Makinde administration’s commitment to economic development and prioritisation of tourism development as contained in his roadmap for sustainable development 2023-2027, are highly commendable.
Omotosho added that the new facility would go a long way in partnering with the state government in its bid to develop the economy of the state, not only through tourism but also in the area of internally generated revenue and job creation.