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Osun lawmaker lauds FG for heeding calls on abandoned projects

A member of the Osun State House of Assembly representing Obokun State constituency, Mr. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has said that the All Progressive Congress led government at the centre was responsive given the demonstration of commitment to the Federal Government projects in the state.

Olatunbosun Oyintiloye

In a press statement in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, Oyintiloye who is also the Chairman of House Committee on Information and Strategy lauded the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road.

According to him, “The Federal Government says it has spent N2.8 billion on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road. Similarly, it gave an assurance that it. would complete the ongoing project worth N537m Ojutu bridge in Ilobu, Osun.”

Oyintiloye said this expression of commitment and practical demonstration by release of funds was a good news to people of the state.

He noted that residents of the areas in particular and that people were could see the real dividends of democracy.

It would be recalled that Oyintiloye, in 2016 raised a motion, on the floor of house under the matter of urgent public importance on Federal Government abandoned projects in the state.

At the time Oyintiloye, told the assembly that abandoned federal projects ranging from road infrastructure, water scheme and housing stood at about N20.318 billion.

He highlighted that the affected road projects which included was N16.519 billion, while housing costs N2.955 billion and water scheme costs N844.342 million.

He also identified dualization of Mayfair junction-Lagere-Iremo-Enuwa-Ilesha bye pass road in Ile-Ife (22km), Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo S/B Road (46km), rehabilitation of Oshogbo-Ilesha road (27km), rehabilitation of Oyan Township pipeline and Iwo Township Water Supply Scheme among others.

He expressed worry that Osun had least impact among other states that benefited from federal government projects, lamenting that little offered to the state were still being abandoned.

When the contractors were mobilised and returned to the site and inspection conducted by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fasola this weekend, Oyintiloye said the development once again affirmed that the APC led federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari is a responsive and responsible government.

“its exciting, the narrative is changing, the Federal government listened to the clarion call of the state Assembly, and different stakeholders, it’s heart warming that Osun is also getting her fair share.”

He said the projects would enhance free flow of good and services, promote economic, job creation, and compliment the efforts of the state in ensuring good road network, among other benefits .

He noted that with the quantum of infrastructure done by the Governor Rauf Aregbesola led Administration and the intervention of the Federal Government, the state would be the best for it.

A couple of national newspapers had reported that the Minister of Works , Power and Housing Mr Babatunde Fashola, who was represented by Mr Adetunji Adeoye , the South – West Director of the ministry had embarked on inspection of Roads Project ls in Osun..

They noted that the Minister was impressed with the level of work done at the different sites including Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road, which 2as awarded to Kopek Construction Company by the previous administration in 2011 at the cost of N6.9 billion

The minister, also mentioned that Ojútùú bridge contract which was was awarded in April 2017, is now ongoing and that N137m out of the total sum of the contract had been paid.

Fashola also said that government was committed to ensuring that all the ongoing projects in the state and other parts of the country were completed on schedule


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