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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Kwara gov, Makinde flag off 76.6km Ogbomoso-Iseyin Road - ITREALMS

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Oyo State Governor, 'Seyi Makinde, was on Wednesday, joined by his Kwara State counterpart, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, to flag off the construction of the 76.67 kilometres Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin Road, where he stated that the project is of economic importance to both Oyo and Kwara states.
Gov. Makinde
The project connects Ogbomoso, which is less than 30 minutes from Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, to Iseyin, a city in Oke Ogun zone of Oyo State, which also shares a boundary with Kwara.

Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, which had in attendance a former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ogun states, Major-General Oladayo Popoola, member representing Iseyin/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Hon. Shina Peller, top government functionaries of the Oyo State government and leading traditional rulers in Ogbomoso zone, Governor AbdulRazaq lauded Makinde for thinking outside the box.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, quoted Governor AbdulRazaq as saying that the project is an economic road and a greenfield project, adding that the road would impact the economy of Oyo State and also be of benefit to Kwara State.

He said that travellers from Northern Nigeria, including Kwara, will have an easier access to Oyo and even Ogun states.

He commended Makinde for creating huge economic values along the axis, saying that the project, like many other road infrastructure projects undertaken by Governor Makinde, were for posterity.

He said: "I congratulate Your Excellency for this important road project. This road seeks to connect Ogbomoso to Iseyin and that will bring comfort to and reduce travel time for people who want to travel further South to Abeokuta.

"Similarly, it represents a shortcut for those coming from Northern Nigeria, including Kwara, who are travelling to Iseyin or headed to Igboora or Abeokuta. In all of these, you are creating huge economic values along this axis. You are also saving lives because the ever-busy Oyo/Ogbomoso road will be decongested.

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