Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured residents whose property will be demolished as a result of the current road construction and expansion across the state that they will be adequately compensated.
The governor gave the assurance, on Tuesday, in Ibadan, in an address to market women and residents along Beere, Orita-Merin, Agbeni-Ogunpa road, which he said would be expanded to ease the perennial traffic congestion in the area.
The latest project is in addition to the ongoing move to dualize Idi-Ape-Akobo-Odogbo Barracks Road; Agodi-Gate-Old Ife-Adegbayi Road, with spur to Alakia-Ibadan Airport; as well as Saki township road, in Oke Ogun Area of the state.
The state government had also recently approved the reconstruction of 10-km Eleyele-Akufo; rehabilitation of Akufo junction-Eruwa Road; and expansion of Oke-Adu-Agodi-Gate-Idi-Ape- Iwo Road interchange.
These projects are being financed through a mixed bag of the Federal Government’s infrastructure development loan, internally generated revenue sources and contractor funding.
Assuring the elated traders that the construction works would begin in April, the governor explained that the strategic location of Agbeni market and its important as an economic hub of the state had made it imperative for the government to embark on the project.
The governor vowed that similar consideration would be extended to other markets and locations across the state in what he called the sustained road revolution agenda of his administration.