.. as Oyetola test runs to confirm professional Certifications
Osogbo township was agog today on the completion of the construction works of the Flyover Bridge at the Olaiya axis after the official certification of the flyover project by the external Engineering Consultants from Lagos.
As earlier reported by the Interviews Nigeria, via the information of the Commissioner for Works, Engineer Omowaye, that the Olaiya Iconic Flyover would be opened today, Monday by the executive Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, the Governor led some members of his cabinet to do the test running and first ride on the bridge to ascertain the professionality of the work done for effective and efficient use.
While responding to questions from journalists after the exercise, Governor Oyetola commended Osogbo residents for their patience and understanding for the period of the flyover development construction project
According to Governor Oyetola, ‘’the flyover was declared opened for use in fulfillment of his Administration’s commitment to alleviating possible hardship the closure of the area might have caused motorists and other road users during the construction period’’.
Governor Oyetola described the bridge as iconic and beautiful, by the nature of its state-of-the-art aesthetics. He assured adequate maintenance of the facility.
Also, the Governor said security measures had been put in place around the bridge, in particular, to ensure the safety of all, adding that no efforts would be spared to continue to guarantee the security of lives and property of the citizens.
Speaking on the innovation and creativity introduced by his Administration in governance in the State, Oyetola assured that none of the projects embarked upon by his Administration would suffer any form of setback owing to financial constraints.
Governor Oyetola reassured his government’s readiness to place a premium on people’s welfare and general well-being of the people saying that the Alternative Project Funding Approach had been creatively utilized to achieve infrastructural and socio-economic developments.
‘’I commend our people, particularly the people of Osogbo and specifically residents of this area and those whose source of livelihood hinged on this area, for their patience, perseverance, and tolerance that had helped to ensure the success of this project.’’
‘’I commend the contractor and the people of the State, particularly the traders for their unflinching support to our Administration in general and for their high sense of understanding that had culminated into the successful completion of this project.
‘’We are not doing the commissioning yet, what we are doing is to open up the bridge for vehicular movement. I commend the Ministry of Works and internal and external consultants for the thorough supervision they have done to ensure quality delivery.’’
‘’I want to enjoin the road users to continue to observe precautions and put the infrastructural facilities into good use. They should see this as theirs which must be properly maintained and treasured’’.
‘’I use this occasion to commend our party members for believing in us as being demonstrated in all we do; it is our hope that our party and government would continue to wax stronger and stronger ‘’, Oyetola added.
In her remarks, the immediate past Deputy Governor of the State, Mrs. Titilayo Laoye Ponle, eulogized the Governor’s noble foresight that had brought about the construction of the flyover.
She said the project has the capital city a facelift of development thus adding value to the socio-economic life of the people of the State capital in particular and the State in general.
Mrs. Ponle who is an indigene of Osogbo said ”our people are extremely happy and very grateful to the Governor for doing this for us because the flyover is the first of its kind in our dear State.
‘’ This would in no doubt advance the socio-economic activities in Osogbo and by extension the entire State. It will also alleviate the traffic that we usually experience at this junction and it will promote businesses and the economy of our State.
‘’As you can see, our people are excited because the flyover did not only advance the economy but also adds beauty to the city. Before today, our people have been going there to take pictures. So, we want to appreciate the Governor for deeming it fit to do this for us. We love him, we appreciate him and we want to assure him that Osogbo is for Oyetola as he is for us, and by July 16, by the grace of God, he will emerge victorious’’., she added.