The Oyo State Government on Thursday stated that the proposed reconstruction of Iwo Road interchange was targeted at Ease of doing Business as it will usher in economic prosperity for the entire state.
The state Commissioner Public Works and transport, Prof. Raphael Afonja made this known while speaking the state of road construction and rehabilitation in the state.
According to him, the governor’s vision was to bring economic development to the state, adding that the project was another effort at attracting new investors to establish more businesses in the state.
It will be recalled that the governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde recently announced that his administration will spend N8 billion to reconstruct the interchange.
Speaking further, the commissioner said, “we believe this project will attract new investors from Nigeria and beyond to do business and we have to create an environment for them to thrive with resources to
“We understand that the road is a gateway to the state and gridlock is not a good sign or encouragement to incoming stakeholders, it’s the major road that links our airport to the city, it’s a major road that connects the city to the other states in the country, so it must receive attention.
“The governor is the people’s governor, he understands that he was elected by the people to serve, we are coming up with actionable ideas to solve the problem we met on ground,” he said.
Afonja said as a palliative measure, alternate roads would be opened and made more accessible to ease vehicular movement and avoid hindrance on the way of people carrying out their daily activities.
The Commissioner further stated that plans are ongoing to fix the Oju-Irin to Olorunda-Aba road, adding that as soon as the rain subsided, there would be top gear approach in rehabilitating the road within a short time.