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Six zones benefit as Osun commences reconstruction of 200km roads

Osun State government on Tuesday announced the commencement of work on 200 kilometres of roads spread across six zones in the state.

Speaking during an inspection tour to some of the roads, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Transport, Mr Toke Olaniyan, said the selected roads located in Ikirun, Ila, Iwo, Ejigbo, Ife, Ilesa, Osogbo, Ede, Gbongan, Ikire, Iree, Obaagun among others, would cost the government over N1billion.

Olaniyan also explained that the road totalling about 200km would be done in phases with an assurance that the projects would be completed before raining season sets in.

According to him, some of the selected roads belong to the federal government, but in the interest of the residents, Olaniyan said the state decided to rehabilitate them.

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He said, “We are rehabilitating 200km of roads and the cost is running to over N1billion. These roads are going to be done in batches but it will be delivered before the rainy season this year.

“We have divided the state into six zones, we have Ikirun/Ila, Iwo/Ejigbo, Ife/Ijesha, Osogbo/Ede and Gbongan/Ikire and others. We have spread it across the nooks cranny of the state. We will complete the project before the rainy season and that is why we are working day and night to ensure that all areas mapped out are completed.

“Whether the road belongs to the Federal Government or other tiers of government, the situation requires that state government should intervene to save the life of its citizens and improve the social-economic situation.”

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