The Political Administrator of the Oriire South Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Hon. Lydia Bankole has initiated the continuation of a major project to grade an additional thirty kilometers of key linking roads. This initiative is part of a broader effort to improve infrastructure and accessibility within the LCDA.
Addressing the press on this occasion, Hon. Bankole emphasized the importance of this project in enhancing the daily lives of the local residents.
She said: “This road grading project is not just about infrastructural development; it’s about connecting people, improving access to markets, healthcare, and education, and ultimately enhancing the quality of life in our community.
The roads embacked upon for grading include several critical stretches: the Logun junction-lateju Onigari-Olojiji-Arojo-Opeola route, Alaropo nla-Bolorunduro, and the Esinele Oyo-Idi Ede path.
Jagbe- Okusubu-Lasubu-AyegunAwon, Egbejoda–Adetunji junction, Oketu-Egbejoda,Lateju -Ayegun Awon. Kudos to Engineer Oluwaseyi Makinde
These roads have been identified as vital for facilitating smoother transportation and promoting economic activities in the region.
Residents have long awaited improvements to these roads, as they have been plagued with issues during the rainy season, making transportation challenging. The grading project is expected to significantly mitigate these problems, making the roads more navigable throughout the year.
Local businesses are also optimistic about the potential impact of the road improvements. “Better roads mean easier transportation of goods, which is crucial for the growth of our businesses,” commented a local shop owner.
The project is being undertaken with a keen eye on environmental sustainability.
The community has expressed its appreciation for this initiative. “We are grateful to Hon. Bankole for prioritizing our needs. These road improvements will make a big difference in our daily lives,” a resident remarked.
The grading of these thirty kilometers of linking roads is seen as a step forward in the ongoing efforts of his excellency engineer Oluwaseyi Makinde in enhancing infrastructural development across the state.
In addition, solar lights were also installed in order to lightened the villages and reduce /expose criminal activities which are always done in the dark. The communities that benefited include : Asani, federal road safety office Oolo, Alaropo nla, Ahoro Oko, Oniya, Ajaga Ase, Aponran, Igbo Alaje and Ajegunle Gbenro.
Mr Femi Adeyemo the unit commander of the Federal Road Safety officer in Oolo village however commended the efforts of His Excellency, Engineer Seyi Makinde for remembering them by giving them two solar lights.
He added that the streetlight has significantly enhanced their capacity to ensure road safety in the area.