At the inaugural launch of Osun State's over N100 billion infrastructure fund at Governor Akinlade's office in Osogbo, he promised that all contributions for it will come directly from within without incurring loans from banks or financial institutions.
He added that 1.5km roads would be selected from each of the 30 local government areas across Oyo State; starting off in Osogbo, Ilesa and Ede as first phase efforts.
He said, “45 roads of at least 1.5 kilometer in each of the 30 mother local governments, making a total of 45 Kilometers. As you saw in the preview, we have completed about 45 kilometers of roads across the LGAS. These new roads are fresh projects for phase two.
“In a bid to ease traffic jams and reduce road accidents, we are dualising some roads in some major towns to start with. The listed towns include Osogbo, Ede and Ilesha.
“We are constructing five flyovers to ease traffic accidents and traffic jams. The identified projects are as follows: Osogbo – two namely Okefia and Lameco junction, Ikirun- One, Ife- one, Mayfair, Owode Ede-One”.
He added more projects, such as health, education, water sector would be included in the infrastructural development.
“We are to install street lights in all major towns, especially Osogbo as the State Capital. This is important to enhance security surveillance and boost the night economy.
“Phase two of rehabilitation of 31 schools in the 30 mother local governments of Osun and Area Council. This includes portable water, new roofs, new toilets, renovation and painting of buildings, and Provision of desks and chairs. As you have seen in phase one of the school rehabilitation, our approach is to take a school and completely rehabilitate the buildings with desks and other learning facilities.
“Ladies and Gentlemen and my good people of Osun, all these projects shall be completed within 12 months by the grace of God”, he added.