Oyo Govt. Begins Repair Works on Odo-Ogun “Horror” Bridge
The people of Oyo Town and the Oke-Ogun area of Oyo State has shown appreciation to the administration of Governor Seyi Makinde for taking up the initiative of reconstructing the Oyo-Iseyin federal road after decades of abandonment.
This is as the 72-year-old Odo-Ogun bridge that residents and motorists claimed had caused the death of hundreds of people is undergoing extension and reconstruction.
The bridge which was hitherto very narrow had lost most of the iron railings and barrier concretes which caused vehicles that lost their brake system to plunge into the river, where there are many rocks and has led to the death of numerous passengers.
While talking with reporters at the site of the bridge extension, some of the people of Odo Ogun village, which is a stone throw to the river said they heaved a sigh of relief as the extension work started late last year, because they were sure that the carnage they used to witness before the intervention of the Oyo State government on the road and particularly the bridge, would be no more.
Parts of what the Oke-Ogun people described as commendable in the urbanization projects of the Seyi Makinde-led administration is the Saki Township Road that the governor will commission on Thursday at Saki West Local Government.
The member representing Iseyin/Itesiwaju State Constituency at the Oyo State House of Assembly, OYHA, Mr Dele Adeola in an interview at the site inspection, said Governor Makinde was out to make life easy, especially for the people in the hinterlands, as farmers and traders in the Oke-Ogun region can now connect the cities through various linking roads that have been constructed or reconstructed by the present administration.
“We can see that Governor Makinde has promised to stand by the people of Oyo State and make them enjoy governance and he is delivering as promised, the Oyo-Iseyin road is another episode in this line. We have toiled day and night to attract the attention of the federal government to the deplorable state of the road for over twenty years to no avail, we appreciate our governor.”