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Lagere Flyover: Ooni Lauds Gov Adeleke, Urges To Do More On Stomach Infrastructure



Lagere Flyover: Ooni Lauds Gov Adeleke, Urges To Do More On Stomach Infrastructure

Gov Adeleke urges contractors, host communities to partner closely for execution of the projects

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has lauded Osun State Governor, Senator Ademola Adeleke led administration for his commitment in ensuring that road construction and other infrastructures are felt across the state.

The monarch also urged Governor Adeleke to do more in the aspect of stomach infrastructure in order to reduce the level of hunger confronting citizens of the state.

Addressing residents of Ife during the flag-off of Lagere N14 billion flyover on Tuesday, Oba Ogunwusi enjoined his subjects to give maximum support to the government to ensure crisis free for the completion of the project.

He described the Lagere flyover as the coming of an economic hub which will expand the economic prosperity of not just Ifeland but Osun East and Osun state as a whole.

“I must commend the foresight and thoughtfulness of Mr. Governor. Your agenda to expand state infrastructure is impressive and unrivalled. This Lagere flyover bridge and its location touch at the economic heart of our people. We deeply appreciate your vision of uplifting and transforming Ifeland, the cradle of Yoruba nation.

“We are convinced that you will complete it in record time. We are also assured that you will put to practice your avowed commitment to local content and stomach infrastructure. When you finish the Lagere project, we know you will commence another one at Mayfair. At least, Ifeland is the origin of all Yoruba people ”, the Royal Majesty noted.

Speaking on the Lagere flyover, Governor Adeleke said the project location was justified on the ground of easing traffic, facilitating connectivity and attracting adjacent economic activities.

“Ile Ife deserves not only an infra upgrade but a classical upliftment to enhance the tourism capital of this divine town. This is what our government is launching today. We are on a match to greater height for Ile Ife and Osun State as a whole.

“I want to use this platform to assure elders, sons and daughters of Ile Ife that our government is committed to solving the many developmental issues facing this city. We are applying phased project implementation strategies due to the huge infra deficit with attendant low funding capacity.

“We however assure all and sundry that our strategy will eventually fulfill the yearnings and aspirations of all our people.Even with funding constraints, our government has delivered on various fronts for the Ife area.

“After compliance with the due process and procurement laws, the flyover bridge is awarded to Messrs Sammya Nigeria limited at a total project cost of Fourteen Billion, Nine Hundred and Thirty Eight Million, Seven Hundred and Seventy One (N14,938,924,771.45).

“The completion period is Twelve Months. Additionally, I flag off the construction of Local Government Roads totalling 55.86km at the cost of N30,677,814,099.42. This is also to have a completion period of twelve months.

“I urge the various contractors and the host communities to partner closely for the successful execution of the projects. Community relations must never be downplayed.”

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