By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun on Tuesday disclosed that the state government has approved the renaming of some roads and institutions in the state.
The Commissioner also hinted that Governor Abiola Ajimobi would commission some completed projects before the expiration of his 8 years tenure on May 29, this year.
Mr Arulogun said the decision to rename the roads and institutions was reached by the Executive Council at its meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
The Commissioner noted that the process for the amendment of the enabling laws for the institutions will commence immediately and that the decision of the Executive Council “is in recognition of the individuals’ contributions to the development of Oyo State, their Chosen Career and the humanity.”
Mr Arulogun listed the renamed roads and institutions as the first flyover by a civilian administration in the state constructed at Mokola now to be known as Transformation Flyover, Challenge – Efunsetan Road to be known as Lam Adesina road, Ijokodo – Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road, The newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho will be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre, the Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi – Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road, while the Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is now Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road. Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road and Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.
He gave others as the Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa to now be called Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, College of Agriculture, Igboora will be Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora, Maternal &Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre, Elebu Road is now officially Alao-Akala Way, Monatan – Olodo Road now Rashidi Ladoja, Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road and Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road.
The Commissioner added that some of the projects that have been scheduled for commissioning include Oba Akinbiyi Model School, the Dualization of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II), the Rehabilitated/Constructed of the 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete Road and Associated Bridge Works, the Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso and Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso.
Mr Arulogun stated that some of the other projects included the Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediaitric Centre, Olodo Ibadan, the Archive Management and Record Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Raw Materials Display Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Islamic Model School, Mini Water Scheme at Iganna Community in Oyo State and Ogunpa Market.