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Gov. Oyetola inaugurates rehabilitated bridge in Osun

Gov. Oyetola

Gov. Oyetola

By Joshua Oladipo

Gov. Gboyega Oyetola of Osun, on Tuesday, inaugurated a 3.65 kilometre rehabilitated bridge in Gbongan, Ayedaade Local Government Area of the state

The newly rehabilitated bridge, “Chief Bisi-Akande Trumpet Bridge” was named after the former interim National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

In his remarks, Oyetola said that the inauguration was in fulfillment of his commitment to the development of the ancient town and its people.

The governor appealed to all road users within and outside Gbongan not to engage in any act capable of undermining the newly-rehabilitated road.

“The road we are inaugurating today witnessed massive deterioration due to diverted traffic to Gbongan township during the construction of Chief Adebisi Akande Trumpet Bridge at Gbongan Junction.

“As a responsible and responsive Government, we rose to the occasion to fix it to improve the socioeconomic development of our people.

“The rehabilitation of the road will no doubt improve the socioeconomic life of the people and the town in significant ways.

“Besides further giving a facelift to the ancient town, it will also increase commercial and agricultural activities which the good people of Gbongan and environs are noted for.

“It is our hope that the people of Gbongan and its environ shall take advantage of this road to improve on their businesses and the general social development of the area”, he said.

Oyetola also said his administration would continue to provide services and projects to meet the needs of the people in the state.

“It is our hope that you will continue to carry out your businesses and relate with one another in peace, to sustain our ranking as the most peaceful State in Nigeria.

“As a government, we shall continue to do all in our power to secure the lives and property of the State and our people,” he said.

Earlier, Mr Remi Omowaiye, Commissioner for Works, appreciated the people of Gbongan for their patience, support and loyalty during the rehabilitation period.

Also, Mr Adegboyega Famodun , the APC Chairman in Osun, commended the governor for fulfilling his campaign promises, despite the paucity of funds. (NAN)(

Edited by Victor Adeoti/Oluwole Sogunle

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