Ondo state Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has declared that he has built more roads than any othe government in the history of administrations in the state.
Mimiko who said the completed road project was in fulfilment of his electioneering promise to the people of the area said the road used to be a footpath accessed only by bicycles, motorbikes and timber trucks made possible only in the dry season.
The commencement of the raining season he said, means people can only access Iyansan, Akotogbo, Ijuoshun and other communities in the area by water.
Stressing that the project is a milestone not only in the lives of the communities but also in the annals of the records of the achievements of his administration, Mimiko listed other roads his administration had completed in the Southern senatorial district of the state among others to include Asphalt Overlay in Southern Senatorial Axis -Okitipupa/Obonde 7.545km,Asphalt overlay in Southern Senatorial Axis II Omotosho/Ilutitun 21.40km,rehabilitation /Asphalt overlay of Irele township road 5.2km,dualization of Igbokoda township main road 2.5km,rehabilitation of Okitipupa-Erinje-Obonde road 12.75km, rehabilitation of Ore township road 6.46km, Asphalt overlay of surface dressed road in Ile-Oluji axis 3.85km, Construction of IgbisinOloto – Igbo Egunrin Mahintedo junction,rehabilitation/Asphalt overlay of Igbokoda Aiyetoro road phase 1,33km,construction of concret waterway in Bologwe,1.7km,Asphalt overlay of OjualaIpoke road 5.8km, Asphalt overlay of Inikorogha – Oboro road 3.5km,construction of Okitipupa – Ayeka – Araromi road 9.7km and construction of Igbokoda Aiyetoro road phase 3 -IgbonlaEruna road.
The Governor said he had to mention the roads in question to debunk claims that government concentration in terms of road work is more in other areas.
He mentioned roads done in the Central district also to include the rehabilitated Ilesha road-Fiwasaye 9.3kilometer road in Akure, Oda- Davog 3.4km road, Installation of light on Ilesha road- Fiwashaye-Owo 9.3km, Installation of light on Ademulegun Idi -Ishin 9.7km road in Ondo, Ashpalt overlay in Ondo axis 9.9km road,rehabilitation of Ibule 1.4km road, federal highway Ogbese 0.2km road, Ondo township 14.2km, Alade owena-idanre township 20km, Akure township Asphalt overlay 20km,FUTA -Aule 5.2km, Dualisation of Ilesha road-Fiwashaye 3.1km, NEPA- Arakale 2.3km, Oba Adesida-Isikan 4.1km, and rehabilitation of 1,4km Ibule roads.
In the Northern Senatorial District, Mimiko mentioned some of the roads project done by his government to include, Owo township 10.2km road,construction of Adekunle Ajasin University Asphalt overlay 9.1km, rehabilitation of Ikare-Ugbe -Ise-Akoko 22.3km road, Akungba- Ikare-Arigidi-Ugbe 10km road, Supare township 4.2km, rehabilitation of Oka town, Epinmi, Ipe, Isua Akoko 25km roads, construction of Imeri bridge over Ose river, Rufus Giwa polytechnic 5.2km road, Akungba Supare16.38km road.
Also included are the phase 1 Asphalt overlay of Akoko 17.8km road , Owo -Ose 10.8km Asphalt overlay and 18.9km road phase 11 Asphalt overlay of surface dressing on existing Akoko roads.
Affirming his government’s achievement in the area of road construction, Mimiko implored those who have been campaigning that governments efforts are concentrated more on a particular area to join hands with government to move the state forward even as he urged them to ” pay more visit home and connect to projects of this nature so that they would be cured of their disconnect with the present realities “He added that projects like the Ajagba Iyansan road represents the value of democracy, where voters can hold politicians accountable for the promises they made to them.
The Governor appealed to the people to consider the roads as personal and collective heritage which they have individual duty to protect and preserve.