Osun lawmaker lauds FG for heeding calls on abandoned projects

A member of the Osun State House of Assembly representing Obokun State constituency, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government at the centre was responsive given the demonstration of commitment to the Federal Government projects in the state.

In a press statement in Osogbo, capital of Osun State, Oyintiloye who is also the Chairman of House Committee on Information and Strategy lauded the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road.

According to him, “The Federal Government says it has spent N2.8 billion on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road. Similarly, it gave an assurance that it would complete the ongoing project worth N537m Ojutu bridge in Ilobu, Osun.”

Oyintiloye said this expression of commitment and practical demonstration by the release of funds was a good news to people of the state.

He noted that residents of the areas in particular and that people were could see the real dividends of democracy.

Oyintiloye, had in 2016 raised a motion, under the matter of urgent public importance on Federal Government abandoned projects in the state.

At the time Oyintiloye, told the assembly that abandoned federal projects ranging from road infrastructure, water scheme and housing stood at about N20.318 billion.

He said that the affected road projects cost N16.519 billion, while housing costs N2.955 billion and water scheme costs N844.342 million.

He also identified dualization of Mayfair junction-Lagere-Iremo-Enuwa-Ilesha bye pass road in Ile-Ife (22km), Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo S/B Road (46km), rehabilitation of Oshogbo-Ilesha road (27km), rehabilitation of Oyan Township pipeline and Iwo Township Water Supply Scheme among others.

He expressed worry that Osun had the least impact among other states that benefited from federal government projects, lamenting that little offered to the state were still being abandoned.

With the mobilization of contractors to the site and inspection conducted by the Minister of Works, Babatunde Raji Fasola this weekend, Oyintiloye said the development once again affirmed that the APC led federal government is a responsive and responsible government.

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