Legislator Hails FG Over Fed. Projects In Osun
A member of the Osun State House of Assembly representing Obokun State constituency, Honourable Olatunbosun Oyintiloye has said that the All Progressives Congress led government at the centre has been responsive given the demonstration of commitment to Federal Government projects in the state. In a statement in Osogbo, capital of the State of Osun, Oyintiloye who is the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy said, this was in response to the move of the parliament calling the attention of the Federal Government to the abandoned federal projects last year sequel to a motion moved by him. He lauded President Muhammadu Buhari administration forgetting to work on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road.
According to him, “The Federal Government says it has spent N2.8 billion on the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo Road. Similarly, it gave an assurance that it would complete the ongoing project worth N537 million Ojutu bridge in Ilobu, Osun.” Oyintiloye said this expression of commitment and practical demonstration by release of funds was good news to the people of the state. It would be recalled that Oyintiloye, in 2016 raised a motion, under the matter of urgent public importance on Federal Government abandoned projects in the state.
At the time, Oyintiloye told the assembly that abandoned federal projects ranging from road infrastructure, water scheme and housing stood at about N20.318 billion. He highlighted that the affected road projects cost about N16.519 billion, _while_ housing costs N2.955 billion and water scheme costs N844.342 million. He also identified the dualisation of Mayfair junction-Lagere-Iremo-Enuwa- Ilesha bye pass road in Ile-Ife (22km), Gbongan-Iwo-Oyo S/B Road (46km), rehabilitation of Oshogbo-Ilesha road (27km), rehabilitation of Oyan Township pipeline and Iwo Township Water Supply Scheme among others.