Tribune Columnist, Lagos, Oyo Road Network Magic

“A brand new 78km Iseyin-Ogbomoso road has just been built by Seyi Makinde’s Oyo State to escape the Federal Government’s death trap along Ibadan-Oyo-Ogbomoso axis.”

“A commuter online wrote: The road has helped us to link Northern Nigeria without using the dangerous Oyo-Ilorin road that has consumed so many lives.”

*Popular Tribune Columnist: Dr. Lasisi Olagunju; May 6th, 2024.*

Reacting to the comment of Dr. Lasisi Olagunju in the Nigerian Tribune today, the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade said, “as a matter of fact, “you can now ply the Ibadan-Iseyin road and from Iseyin to Ogbomosoland, a distance of 150km without stepping on a Federal road; all constructed by Gov. Seyi Makinde within the last five years.

“What makes the Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso express road more unique is that it was constructed on a rocky, water-infested virgin land.

“This follows the serial Economic/Agrarian Road Network Legacy which the governor will leave behind in 2027.”

The Commissioner said that there is no State in the Federation that has surpassed the distance of road networking that Oyo State has been able to achieve in the last five years.

“With due respect, Lagos State which is the richest state in the federation with a ₦60billion IGR every month, said at a press briefing on Friday, 3rd May that the state has succeeded in commissioning 177.93km road project in the past five years while working on others.

This is a great feat by any standard.

Oyo State with just about ₦4billion IGR every month, over 100,000 civil servants, 28,454 square kilometres landmass and a population of about 8million, has constructed 275km road project in the same number of years:

Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso road (76.67km);

Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin road (65.0km);

Ido-Eruwa road (48km);

Saki-Ogbooro-Igboho road (45.3km);

Oyo-Iseyin road (34.85km);

Dualization of Airport road/adjoining roads and rehabilitation of spur road around Iwo road interchange (5.19km);

While working on the 32.2km phase 1 of the circular road project.

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