By Kayode Ayeni –
Oyo State Governor,Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari, for endorsing the construction of the abandoned Oyo-Ogbomoso end of the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway.
The Oyo_Ogbomoso axis of the road project, which spans Ibadan-Oyo and Ogbomoso-Ilorin was said to have been overlooked for more than thirty six years by six successive federal administrations.
Ajimobi, who led dignitaries to the flag off of the reactivated road contract in Oyo on Monday, said that the state owed the All Progressive Congress-led Federal Government a load of gratitude for revisiting the project.
Describing good road network as an important prerequisite for a buoyant economy, the governor admonished the contractor, Reynolds Construction Company, to speed up work on the project to give the road users a breath of fresh air.
Ajimobi said “on behalf of the good people of Oyo state, I appreciate God, the APC and our senators for this hope they have ignited in us through the resuscitation of this project.
“We must give profound gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari and especially God for letting this happen in our lifetime”.
In his address, the Chairman, Senate Committee on Works, Senator Kabiru Gaya said the project was a cardinal project for the Buhari administration.
He also implored the contractor to speed up work on the project, with emphasis on quality delivery.
The representative of RCC, Mr Nader Yusuf, assured the Governor and the Senate team that the project would be completed with best quality.