The Chief Whip of the Osun State House of Assembly, Mr Tunde Olatunji has commended Governor Gboyega Oyetola for what he described as ‘Road Revolution’ in the state.
“This is a revolution in this administration’s road infrastructure initiative. Apart from the reasonable cost of the job and a large number of the affected areas, the roads are product of people’s need, not just a matter of what the government thought”
Mr Olatunji was reacting to the award of contract for the construction of five majors roads totaling 54.3 kilometres across the three senatorial districts of the State.
According to him, ” this singular act is a again a testimony of the frugal disposition and commitment of Mr Governor, to get things done as economically as possible”.
The Legislator lauded the “Creativity and ingenuity in the governance of the Governor, considering the alternative funding approach model of contractor financing at a time the national and global economy is bearish.”
He added that the contract award at just 5.2 billion naira was another clear demonstration of the Oyetola’s administration commitment to probity, accountability, transparency and the concept of value for money, more importantly at a time when one of the biggest challenge of such funding model in Nigeria is overpricing.
He submitted that the development was a further confirmation of the high level of private sector confidence in the administration, manifesting in their readiness to partner with the state.
“Through a very visionary, focused and accountable leadership, Osun, has been able to unlock private sector resources for its developmental plans.”
The Chief Whip whose constituency is a major beneficiary in the project, with major roads linking all major towns in the constituency also thanked the Governor for his concern for the area which he described as an important economic hub in the State.
” I am particularly happy because his leadership is making us proud in Ife North. We assured our people during electoral campaigns that Governor Gboyega Oyetola will fix this major road of ours and today it has come to pass. I feel elated, I feel fulfilled.” Olatunji said.
He described the project as historic. Saying “this is the largest singular government intervention in the history of Ife North constituency. No government, be it Federal, State or Local has embarked on any project worth 0.83billion in the history of Ife North”
Mr Olatunji maintained that he is optimistic that the Assembly committee on works will effectively perform its oversight on the project with a view to ensuring earlier completion and quality on the project as envisioned by the government.
He expressed hope that many other critical areas in the state would also be touched with road projects which he believed was in series by this administration.