Fashola hails “fantastic efforts” of Aregbesola in infrastructural development
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Raji Fashola has commended the Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola on what he called “fantastic efforts in infrastructural development” in the state.
Fashola was in the three states of Ondo, Ekiti, and Osun, to inspect some on-going Federal Government projects.
He noted that the federal government was not in competition with any state governor concerning road projects, but desperately desired motorable roads across the country.
According to him, his visit became necessary in the face of the need to take stock of the state of federal roads and also to liaise with concerned ministry officials and facilitate support towards massive road construction.
Fashola, who paid a courtesy call on Gov. Aregbesola at his office, and was led round the project sights by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works, Engr. Nurudeen Adeagbo also charged the contractors handling the road projects to ensure a timely completion of the job.
“I want to sincerely appreciate the efforts of Ogbeni Aregbesola on his intervention on federal roads in the state despite the paucity of funds.
“He is not only attempting at doing the roads, I can see that the projects have been given to competent contractors who are doing a good job.
“Road construction is a continuous thing, we will see how we can partner with you and support your effort,” Fashola said.
Among the projects Fashola inspected included: the 30 kilometre dualisation of Gbongan-Akoda road and Chief Adebisi Akande Trumpet Interchange Bridge, the 30.20 kilometer reconstruction and rehabilitation of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo road.
The Minister, while commending the intervention of Aregbesola on the Gbongan -Akoda road and Adebisi Akande Trumpet Interchange bridge stressed that the job will certainly be a masterpiece when completed.