Despite the strings of massive road construction successes already recorded by his administration, Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu,SAN, has said his administration had just started with the construction of roads in the state.
Akeredolu said his administration is poised to spread the construction of roads to every part of the state in order to improve economic activities and make life easy for the people.
The Governor spoke on Tuesday, November 26, 2019, while addressing Traditional Rulers in the state at the Inauguration of Oba Fedrick Obateru Akinruntan, the Olugbo of Ugbo, as the Chairman of the State Council of Obas, held at the International Center For Culture And Events (DOME).
Arakunrin Akeredolu assured that the ongoing rehabilitation of roads across the State will not stop, adding that a good number of roads in the State will be reconstructed as dual carriageways to ease transport and commerce and provide massive employment opportunities for the people.
The Governor said: “I want to say with all sense of modesty that we have not let down the people in fulfilling our promises to impact positively on the State and her people. I want to state that Your Majesties are living witnesses to some of our achievements in the last three years.”
Governor Akeredolu listed some of the roads already constructed by his administration to include: ”Oke Alabojuto Road, Ikare-Akoko; Lennon Jubilee – Solaco Road, Ugbe Road, Ikare-Akoko; Selected Roads in Ifon; Oke Afa Road, Supare-Akoko; failed portions along Iwaro-Oka/Isua Road.
“ Reconstruction as dual carriageway of the road from Emure Junction – AUD and from Ministry of works to Iyere Junction, Owo ; Reconstruction as dual carriageway of ‘A’ Division to Ijoka Road (ongoing); Reconstruction as dual carriageway of Akure to Oda Road (ongoing); Construction of selected Roads in Akure Township; Construction of selected Roads in Idanre; Igbara-Oke – Ibuji Road; Oke-Ogba Community Road
“Reconstruction as dual carriageway of the road from CBN to Bishop’s Court in Alagbaka, Akure; Sabomi – Ajagba Road (2.3km); Construction of Ile-Oluji Township Roads; Construction of flyover across Ore – Benin Expressway (ongoing); and Construction of Okitipupa – Igbokoda Byepass Road (ongoing).”
Arakunrin Akeredolu also disclosed that there have been massive renovation of public primary schools across the 18 Local Government Areas in the State, with the provision of school furniture, ICT facilities, fence to enhance security, amongst others.
He said his administration has implemented these projects, such that no local government area in the state is left out.
The Governor said the resolve of his administration to woo investors to Ondo State is already yielding fruitful results with thePaper Mill Factory, Ethanol Plant,MDF/HDF Wood Plant and the Win-win Textile already established at the Ondo-Linyi Industrial Park in Ore for the rapid economic development of the State.
He stressed that the proposed Seaport is still very much on course, adding that It was gratifying to say that the project implementation plan for the Deep Seaport, spelling out milestones and timelines for the completion of the multibillion dollars projects, has been received.
“The feasibility study of the proposed Port of Ondo has shown that it is economically viable, as it has the deepest natural draught with the longest coastline in the West African Sub-region and capacity to harbour any ship in the world.” Akeredolu said.
Olabode Richard Olatunde
Special Assistant to the Governor (New Media)
November 26, 2019.