Oyo Government Will Use Critical Infrastructural Dev To Drive Economy – Commissioner For Public Works, Prof. Raphael Afonja
By Henry Odeh
The Oyo state government has explained its desire to drive the state economic agenda through development of critical infrastructures within the state.
The Oyo state honorable commissioner for public works and transports Prof. Raphael Afonja made this known while addressing newsmen in his office during the week at the state secretariat, Ibadan.
Prof. Afonja reiterated the commitment and determination of the present administration under governor Seyi Makinde to fully implement the governor’s economic blueprint which are predicated upon economic development, free and quality education for all public primary and secondary schools, and healthcare in the state. He explained further that except there is an aggressive development of the state critical infrastructures the desired results may not easily manifest therefore, the state governor is giving serious attention to development of critical infrastrucures in the state.
He however stated that the palliative measures being put in place at the Moniya-Iseyin Road is to ameliorate the sufferings of commuters plying that road noting that it will not in any way stop the government from reawarding the contract to trusted and reliable firm.
Prof Afonja assures that all the major roads connecting Ibadan, the state capital to the rural areas will all receive government attention because governor Makinde is very passionate about his plan to open up road channels linking the state capital to other zones and rural areas.