Oyo Govt Vows To Ensure Potholes Free Roads

SA E-Communication, Mr Tunde Muraina; Special Assistance to the Governor on Infrastructure, Mr Gbenga Akintola; Oyo state Commissioner for Information, Mr Toye Arulogun during the press briefing by the Public Works Department of the Oyo state Ministry of Works on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.

By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan

The Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on infrastructure,Mr Gbenga Akintola  on Wednesday hinted that the present administration in Oyo state is ready  to ensure potholes free  major roads in and  across the nooks and crannies of the state before the end of this dry season.

Akintola revealed this at a press conference addressed by the Oyo State Public Works Department at the state Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.

He revealed further that the department of public works is currently working to fill potholes on some major roads across Ibadan, the state capital, adding that this will not be restricted to Ibadan alone,  but will be extended to other major towns in  the state.

“We want to maximize this dry season to cover a lot of grounds and the routine maintenance will be carried out across the state. Where we cannot engage in routine maintenance, we might resolve to palliative measures. We appeal to our citizens to bear with us and get it touch with us in case our attention is needed” he said.

According to Mr Akintola, the State Public Works department is carrying out routine maintenance on Command-Apata-Odo Ona-Dugbe-Mokola-Sango-UI-Ojoo-Moniya Road networks while  other road networks undergoing maintenance are Molete-OkeAdo-OkeBola-Dugbe-Ekotedo Queen Cinema, Mokola-UCH-Gate with spur to parliament road, Secretariat-UI with spur to Government  house,  Custom,  Awolowo, Osuntokun, Mary hill and Challenge -Molete-Beere-Oje-Gate Roads.

The Special Adviser added  that the department has completed the routine maintenance of Asphaltic Improvement of Beere-Oranyan-Orita Aperin road; Asphaltic Rehabilitation of Ogbomoso High School – Baptist High School Road (Phase I); Reconstruction of failed existing double 3m x 3m x 11m Box culvert on Akoko stream along Ilero-Iganna Road and Provision of informatory Traffic Signs around the State High Court at Ring Road and Iyaganku, Ibadan, asphaltic Rehabilitation of Oroki – Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo (Phase I); Asphaltic Rehabilitation and underpinning of eroded concrete base of existing culvert outlet near Heritage Bank Iyana Church and Oyeniyan B/Stop along Iwo Road, Olodo Road; Asphaltic rehabilitation of Ariyo Box culvert Approaches, Olorunsogo/Akanran road, Ibadan and Asphaltic Rehabilitation of Idi Arere-Popo Yemoja-Oke Ado with spur to Bode Market.

“We are very strategic about our work and we have injected feedback mechanisms. We get enquiry and treat same with the utmost urgency the enquiry might require. We are on the road to make our roads better and we know there will be discomfort during this period but the discomfort is time bound”.

Speaking further, Mr Akintola gave the completed road networks as  Asphaltic Improvement of Iyaganku – N.T.C Road; Asphaltic Improvement of Eleta – Odinjo-Muslim Overhead Bridge; Repair/Reinstatement of vandalised Steel Barricade under Mokola Flyover at Mokola, Ibadan; Asphaltic Construction of Ologuneru Junction – Abanla – Alafara Junction and Asphaltic Rehabilitation of Oje Ibadan – Mobil, Yemetu Junction with spur to Adeoyo Hospitral, Yemetu Road among others.

 Akintola maintained that the government will take the advantage of this dry season to complete repairs on roads that are in deplorable state across the state.

He however urged the people of the state  to bear the discomfort associated with the routine road maintenance, noting that the department is working assiduously to ensure that the maintenances are completed in due course.


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