The Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced that it has renamed some roads and institutions in the state.
The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr. Toye Arulogun in a statement said that the Executive Council of the state reached the decision to rename the roads and institutions at its meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019.
The Commissioner said that the decision as in recognition of the individuals’ contributions to the development of Oyo State, their chosen career and the humanity.
The list of roads, institutions and their new names are as follows:
- The flyover at Mokola is named Transformation Flyover
- Challenge – Efunsetan Road is to be known as Lam Adesina road
- Ijokodo – Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road
- Newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho will be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre
- Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi – Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road
- Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is now Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road
- Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road
- Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way
- The Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa will now be called Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa
- College of Agriculture, Igboora will be Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora
- Maternal &Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre
- Elebu Road is now officially Alao-Akala Way
- Monatan – Olodo Road now Rashidi Ladoja
- Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road
- Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road
Most of the roads and projects are among those scheduled for commissioning soon.
The soon-to-be commissioned projects, accordimg to Arulogun, include Oba Akinbiyi Model School, the Dualization of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II), the Rehabilitated/Constructed of the 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete Road and Associated Bridge Works, the Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso and Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso.
Others are Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre, Olodo Ibadan, the Archive Management and Record Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Raw Materials Display Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Islamic Model School, Mini Water Scheme at Iganna Community in Oyo State and Ogunpa Market.