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Oyo Assembly Urges Inclusion of Mobil-7up-Oluyole Road in 2022 Budget

Following the deplorable condition of Mobil-7up-Oluyole Road in Ibadan South West Local Government area of Oyo State, the state House of Assembly has urged the Governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde to include the reconstruction of the road in the 2022 budget.

The appeal was contained in a motion presented by the lawmaker representing Ibadan South West state constituency two, Mr Adebayo Fowokanmi.

Mr. Fowokanmi, while presenting the motion expressed that the significance of Mobil-7up-Oluyole Estate Road to the economic development of Oyo State cannot be over emphasized.

According to the lawmaker, “Mr. Speaker, honourable colleagues, it is pertinent the draw your attention to the significance of Oluyole Estate, which harbours residential, commercial and industrial components. Also, Oluyole Industrial Estate harbours the largest concentration of industrial concern in the entire Old Western Region.

“The Mobil-7up-Oluyole Estate Road network if well harnessed will make the Estate a cash cow for the state government through active revenue drive of relevant agencies,’ he said.

He said that reconstruction of Mobil-7up-Oluyole Estate Road will not only help in decongestion of usual traffic on Oluyole-Aare Road which currently is the only motorable road for the people of the community, but will increase the revenue base of the state.  

Mr. Fowokanmi further disclosed that the present condition of the road has turned the area to a den for criminal minded people at night, where robbery is being easily carried out on motorists.

While commending Governor Seyi Makinde for the achievements recorded so far in the area of infrastructure, Mr. Fowokanmi stated that the 65km Moniya-Ijaye-Iseyin road, the ongoing Saki town hall road, and the newly flagged off 45km Saki-Igboho-Igboro road are good testimony of Governor Makinde’s commitment towards development of the state.

The Minority Leader, Mr. Asimiyu Alarape, Mrs. Bimbo Olawumi Oladeji (Ogbomoso North) and Mr. Babajide Gabriel (Ibadan North 2), who seconded the motion also supported all the prayers by the mover of the motion.

The Speaker, Mr. Adebo Ogundoyin, while passing the resolutions, urged the state governor to consider the reconstruction of the road in the 2022 budget.

The Speaker also urged the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA) to carry out some palliative work on the road before rehabilitation, as well as security agents to carry out regular patrol on the road to curb robbery and other criminal acts.

Mosope Kehinde

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