The 76.67-kilometre Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin road construction has officially begun following a groundbreaking ceremony presided over by Governor AbdulRazaq of Kwara State and Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.
The ceremony was also attended by a former Military Administrator of Oyo and Ogun states, Major-General Oladayo Popoola, a member representing Iseyin/Kajola/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa Federal Constituency, Hon. Shina Peller, top government functionaries of the Oyo State government, and leading traditional rulers in the Ogbomoso zone.
Scope and expectations for the Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin road project
The Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin road project, the contracts for the construction of which were awarded to two companies which are KOPEK Construction and Messrs Kremborg Construction, will be carried out in two phases.
The first phase/section, featuring a 65-meter long bridge, spans a distance of 38.1 kilometres from Iseyin to Apinwo village while the second section with a 45-meter long bridge is from Apinwo village to Randa Ogbomoso, a distance of 38.7 kilometres.
According to Governor Makinde the Ogbomoso-Fapote-Iseyin road is a critical infrastructure to the economies of both Oyo and Kwara states because it would promote trade and allow for the smooth transportation of agricultural goods.
The Governor went on to say that the road will make it easier to commute between the main campus of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso and the faculty established by his administration in Iseyin, and that the project is proof of his administration’s reliance on data and logic to build infrastructure that is targeted at the economy.
In memory of the late former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala‘s contributions to the growth and development of Oyo State, he stated that the project would be named after him once it is completed.