In line with his administration’s robust infrastructure drive, Governor Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has commenced the construction of the Ondo State Flyover Project, marking a historic milestone as the first flyover in the state capital since the creation of Ondo State in 1976. This remarkable project is the second flyover undertaken by the Akeredolu-led administration following the Ore Redemption Bridge in Odigbo local government area, which signifies the government’s unwavering commitment to enhancing transportation infrastructure in the state.
Eng. Raimi Aminu, the Commissioner for Infrastructure, Lands, and Housing, conducted an inspection visit to the project site, highlighting the numerous benefits that the flyover and junction improvement project will bring. Among its essential advantages are the reduction of traffic-related accidents and the facilitation of a smooth flow of vehicles, effectively eliminating long queues along the axis. Furthermore, the project actively sets to add to the aesthetic beauty of the area, contributing to the overall enhancement of the state’s urban landscape.
Completion date of First Flyover Project in Ondo State
The first flyover project in Ondo State will be completed in less than 18 months. As a testament to the administration’s adherence to fair compensation practices, the government has already disbursed over N300 million to about 57 claimants, whose properties fell within the rights-of-way for the project. Eng. Aminu emphasized that this compensation amount is the highest ever paid by the government to property owners, actively debunking any claims of inadequate compensation.
Elucidating the rationale behind the compensation, Eng. Aminu explained that, according to the Land Use Act of 1978, the government actively vests land ownership, and thus, market value is not the basis for compensation. The state government, in its commitment to the welfare of its citizens, embarked on the flyover project to alleviate the daily traffic gridlocks, particularly during peak periods when people commute to and from work.
The Onyearugbulem/Shagari/Irese Flyover stands as a testament to Ondo State’s progress and development under Governor Akeredolu’s leadership. By embracing innovative infrastructure solutions and prioritizing the well-being of its citizens, the state is forging ahead on the path of transformation and prosperity.
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