Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola has disclosed that his government has in less than three years completed over 900 kilometers of both inter and intra city roads across the 30 local government areas of the state.
Governor Aregbesola revealed this at the flag off ceremony of the construction of an Interchange Bridge in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state that Osun would within the shortest possible time boast of the best road networks in the Nigeria.
The bridge, which connects those traveling on the Ibadan-Ile-Ife Expressway with those coming to Osun through Gbongan was named after the former governor of the state, Chief Adebisi Akande.
He held that good roads were critical to the modern state, adding that physical transportation of human and materials is primarily by road in Osun.
Aregbesola pointed out that the record of constructing 553 kilometres of roads in almost eight years of PDP in Osun pales into insignificance when compared with the 513 kilometres of high quality roads constructed in 24 months by the present ACN government in the state.
He said: “Our assault on bad roads therefore is massive. At the state level, work is ongoing at different road projects and at varying stages of completion. These are: rehabilitation of 21 Osogbo township roads, rehabilitation of 15 Ilesa township roads, rehabilitation of 14 Ede township roads by direct labour”.
“Twenty intercity roads totaling 319 kilometres, 13 intra-city roads, totalling 79.46 kilometres, rehabilitation of select roads in six zones totaling 74.1 kilometres, eight roads inherited from past administration totalling 144.29 kilometres, dualisation of Osogbo-Kwara boundary road totalling 43.37 kilometres and dualisation of Gbongan-Orileowu-Ijebu Igbo Road,” he added.
He stated further that his administration at the beginning of this year commenced the construction of 229 kilometres local government roads spread across all the local governments in the state.