In the next two weeks, the Oyo State Government would have donated a total of 14 hectares of land to the Federal Ministry of Housing.
The Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, who was in Ibadan over the weekend to inspect the ongoing Federal Government projects in the state, commended Governor Abiola Ajimobi for the donation as well as for the quality of infrastructural development.
His words: “I commend the administration of Governor Ajimobi for the four hectares of land donated to the Federal Ministry of Housing for part of its housing projects in the state. I wish to appeal to the government for donation of ten more hectares for immediate construction of more housing units as it was included in the 2017 budget”.
In his response, Governor Ajimobi promised that the remaining 10 hectares will be available in two weeks time.
He said: “We welcome you to our ancient setting which is currently going through modernisation and believe you have seen during the inspection the ongoing physical transformation of our environment. Rest assured, in the next two weeks, the needed ten hectares of land will be made available for the housing projects.
Fashola said he was in the state to “assess the level of development of federal projects and the relationship of our officers with the officers of the state towards having a harmonious coordination of the two in executing projects”
He commended the state Ministries of Works and Lands, urging them to keep up the cooperation they have been giving the federal ministries.
The minister disclosed that the federal roads as well as the federal housing projects in and around Oyo State have created over 3000 jobs for the youths and people of the state.
On the road projects in the state, Ajimobi said they were very important to the commercial activities in and around the state, adding that good roads are needed for mass movement of products and services.
“The road projects are so vital to the development of our State and people as they allow for mass movement of finished and unfinished products to and from the State. This will empower our people in agriculture and commerce”, he said.
He commended the minister for his ability to manage with efficiency, three important ministries – Works, Power and Housing.