Governor Rotimi Akeredolu - Beneath The Tip of The Iceberg
By Seyi Fasegha
Massive Infrastructure Development and Maintenance
The journey so far on Infrastructure development and maintenance has been a massive impact as Governor Rotimi Akeredolu led – administration had used the 2018 fiscal year to jump-start the several years of neglect on our road infrastructure. “It may interest you to know that we have not confined ourselves only to State roads, but have extended this necessary intervention to Federal Roads within the State. For example, the failed portions of the deplorable Owo-Ikare Road are being attended to”
The Sunshine state Governor stated that they are working, currently, on fifty-seven roads across the three senatorial districts of the State, including the Ore Intersection fly-over promised last year. As at date, about 50km of these roads have been completed up to asphalt overlay while the others are in varying stages of completion. For example, the first phase, (i.e. A-Division to NEPA Roundabout portion), of the A-Division to Ijoka Road dual carriage way will be completed before the end of the first quarter of 2019.
Also, the 7km Akure-Idanre alternative route will soon be completed. The Ondo State Government has intervened on several fronts to ameliorate the suffering of our people. Some of the completed/on-going interventions include:
Construction of Ore Intersection Fly over bridge;
‘A’ Division – Ijoka Dual Carriage Road;
Construction of Oke Alabojuto in Ikare;
Construction of Gaga Community Road, Akure;
Rehabilitation of Owo-Ikare Road;
Construction of Ajagba – Sabomi Road
Construction of 2.76km Idanre Township Road;
Construction of Iwalewa – Alafiatayo – Hospital Road;
Completion of dual carriageway of Owo Township Road;
Construction of Bye Pass, Igbokoda Road, (12.7km); and
In sum, the total project cost of these initiatives is over N60 billion out of which more than N10 Billion has been paid.
As part of our effort to salvage the perennial power outage in the Southern Senatorial District of the State, the Ondo State Government are deploying stand-alone solar power solutions in 33 Communities of the Zone. As at now, the Aboto, Ebute-Ipare and Igbobini have been powered while another Community will also be energized in the next few weeks.
It may also interest you to know that Ode-Aye has been reconnected to the national grid after about a decade of darkness and other towns will soon be reconnected in Southern Senatorial District.
All of these are just a little of what is beneath the tip of the iceberg of what Governor Rotimi Akeredolu led administration has got in stock for the great people of Ondo State.