Ondo State governor, Mr. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has delivered no fewer than 45 kilometer of roads in the last 18 months across the three senatorial districts of the state.
This is besides a number of many other road projects that are still undergoing construction.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Land, Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Raimi Olayiwola Aminu, said Akeredolu achieved the feat despite the lean purse he inherited from his immediate predecessor.
He gave the breakdown of the road project during a special press conference organized after the state executive council meeting presided over by the acting governor, Mr. Agboola Ajayi on Tuesday.
Aminu assured the people of the state that Akeredolu was committed to his administration’s efforts of building infrastructure to connect all the 18 local government areas in the state.
This is apart from the reconstruction of the collapsed three major culverts in Ikare-Akoko.
Others are 2.5km Hewlet, Ogbo Omo, Igbadara and Ayegunle road in Ifon.
Also completed, according to the special adviser, are the 2.5km internal roads in GRA, Owo.
He added that the dualization of adjoining roads in Owo is almost completed.
On the planned dualization of 4.3km Ikare township road, 7.1km road in Owo and the 7.8km Akure-Ijoka-A Divison road, the commissioner said valuation of the properties across the roads had reached advanced stage.
He stated that many others are still ongoing in the same central senatorial district.
Aminu named such completed projects to include the 1.5km Abusoro road in Akure; 2.0km Iwalewa-Alafiatayo-Hospital-Oshinle road in Akure.
Also completed, according to the governor’s aide, is the 3km Okelisa and Bajare roads in Idanre.
He listed the ongoing ones to include Oke-Ogba road in Akure, Alagbaka-High Court-SIB road also in Akure; Gaga road in Aluke; Igbaraoke-Ibuji road; Isharun township roads and Bolodunro-Fagbo road in Ondo town.
He added that Fiwasaye-Airport street light project is also ongoing.
Aminu said the contractor handling Bridgadier Ademulegun Road in Ondo town had been mobilized to site.
The special adviser said Ondo South Senatorial District was not left out in the governor’s quest to link every part of the state with infrastructure.
He said Sabomi-Ajagba road was 95% completed, while work is ongoing on Police Station road in Ore.
Work has also reached 97% completion on Okitipupa-Ayeka-Irele road, according to the special adviser.
He said contractor would resume next week for a major construction at the Okitipupa Bypass next week.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Taofiq Abdulsalam, dismissed the already gaining-ground pessimism over the seriousness of the governor’s determination to construct the Ore flyover.
Abdulsalam said despite the Federal Government’s earlier statement that it would not reimburse any state government, Governor Akeredolu would commence the construction of Ore flyover in fulfillment of his earlier promise.
The commissioner added that the construction would begin as soon as valuation of adjoining properties is completed.