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Oyo govt extends road rehabilitation exercise to other parts of Ibadan

Oyo govt extends road rehabilitation exercise to other parts of Ibadan

The Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency, OYSROMA has begun the repair of bad portions of some roads within Ibadan metropolis.

OYSROMA would also work on the drainage problem in the areas designated for repairs.

Busoye Ogunlade, chairman, OYSROMA, who disclosed this in Ibadan Friday said residents of Zion Plaza – Olusoji Avenue linking Alao Akala Expressway, Ibadan are hopeful of relief as repair works have begun in earnest.

The agency, he stated, also plans to fix other bad portions of the roads in the state and work on the drainage problem in the Zion Plaza – Olusoji Avenue linking Alao Akala Expressway area of the state capital.

The Chairman maintained that desilting work has begun on drainage to put an end to traffic gridlock and ameliorate the plights of road users.

“We have started desilting existing drains on that road and cutting of the bad portions of road,” he added.

“We are looking at having an Oyo State with zero potholes, with clearly defined outcomes of smooth roads, that will aid our socio-economic development,” Ogunlade said.

Ogunlade, who lauded Governor Seyi Makinde for his swift approval of the repairs on roads, stated that the agency considered the road as its first point of call due to its deplorable condition.

According to Ogunlade, repairs on the road, which leads to the residence of the governor’s main opposition in the last general election, Senator Teslim Folarin will impact businesses and transportation in the area positively.

“The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde is a man who listens to the cries of the masses. We have been able to assess some roads in bad conditions, and we are starting a massive repair in the State. Presently, our men are at Zion Plaza – Olusoji Avenue linking Alao Akala Expressway, doing repair works,” he said.