IWO – Following the slow pace of rehabilitation work on Osogbo-Iwo-Ibadan road, the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrosheed Akanbi has appealed to Governors Ademola Adeleke and Seyi Makinde to assist the contractor toward timely completion of the project.

It would be recalled that Governor Makinde and former Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola awarded the 90kilometres project (Osun, 55.4km and Oyo, 35.6km) in 2022 at the cost of N24billion.

Speaking after inspection of some parts of the road including Egberi River bridge in Oyo State, he commended Governor Makinde for reviewing the initial plan to build culvert to a bridge.

He also lamented the slow pace of the project, pleading with the governors to release more fund for the contractor towards ensuring timely completion of the road in the interest of socio-economic activities of Iwo and other towns along the road.

“This bridge was not part of the plan, it was culvert that was designed for this place before until last year December when it was discovered that bridge is required for this place.

I must commend Governor Seyi who hurriedly okayed change of design from culvert to bridge. I must also applaud the contractor, Lanre Adeleke who has almost finish this work within the short period of time. But more need to be done towards ensuring timely completion especially release of fund.

Reacting to the questions on challenges around Osun section of the project, he charged Governor Adeleke to help the concerned communities towards ensuring completion of the project.

“Any issue around the Osogbo/Iwo/Ibadan road is between the governor and the contractor, I don’t know the modalities and how much has been released for the project. I am just appealing to both the governors and the contractor to come to terms to deliver this project. Roads are very important to the masses”, he added

May 1, 2024

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