The Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Gboyega Oyetola says his administration will continue to invest in infrastructural development for the socio-economic well-being of the people in the State.
Governor Oyetola said this is an engagement programme organized by the State’s Civic Engagement Centre, on Sunday in Ilobu, in the Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State.
Governor Oyetola was represented by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyinloye. The governor described infrastructural development as an enabler of socio-economic development
He said that the realization of the significant role played by infrastructural development in socio-economic well-being has made his administration keep its focus on investing in different sectors of the State economy.
According to him, these include health, education security, road, and transport among others, with the specific intent to make life more abundant for the masses.
He said,’’ to ease the State inter-community transport, several roads networks have either been reconstructed or rehabilitated by our administration, in addition to the construction of Olaiya junction flyover in the State capital
‘’While another 22 road networks have been approved to cater for the State’s nine federal constituencies.
‘’It is also important to add that our administration has sustained the concept of rural road construction, rehabilitation, construction of river crossing and their mechanized maintenance under the Osun Rural Access and Mobility Project(O’RAMP).
‘’Under this commitment, we have opened up the hinterland and tame ‘the urban-rural migration, and many rural roads are being constructed across the three senatorial districts.’’.
‘’As a matter of fact, our administration is poised to do more in improving the State capital investment through infrastructural development.’’
’This was the reason capital expenditure got the largest share in the 2022 budget proposal presented to the Statehouse of assembly ‘ the governor said.
Earlier, Mr Taiwo Oladipupo, State Deputy Chairman of the Road Transport Employers Association of Nigeria, commended the governor for his laudable feat in the area of infrastructural development.
Oladipupo restated the support of the Union to the governor, and also urged the government not to relent in its quest to make the State more habitable for all and sundry, especially in the area of road construction.