Tinubu To Commission 76.67Km Alao-Akala Expressway In Oyo State

President Bola Tinubu will commission the 76.67km Iseyin-Fapote-Ogbomoso road, which is the latest of the road construction revolution embarked upon by Governor Seyi Makinde.

This was disclosed in a statement by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade.

According to the statement, the commissioning ceremony will hold at Randa area, Ogbomoso on Thursday 30th May, 2024, by 10am.

The Information Commissioner said the uniqueness of the latest road named after the late former governor of Oyo State Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala Memorial Expressway is that it was constructed on a rocky, water-infested virgin land that was used mainly by traders and Fulanis who traversed the path by trekking from Oke-Ogun interland to the North and vice-versa.

Prince Oyelade reiterated that the road has joined the long list of inter-zonal and intra-zonal road projects completed by the Seyi Makinde administration which runs into over 300km with many others under construction.

The information commissioner recalled that the Ibadan-Iseyin 65km road was commissioned on June 3rd, 2021.

With the commissioning of the Alao-Akala Memorial Express road, motorists can now ply the 142km Ibadan-Iseyin-Ogbomoso road on exclusively State road.

In another development, Prince Oyelade revealed the official date for the final burial ceremony of the late Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Mohood Olalekan Balogun.

The commissioner said all is now set for the final burial rites taking place on the 8th of June, 2024 at the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium.

He said that the burial committee set up by Gov. Seyi Makinde is chaired by the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Hon. Segun Olayiwola, while other members include the Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatunbosun, the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Inclusion, Mrs Toyin Balogun and the Commissioner for Information, Prince Dotun Oyelade.

Other members are the Asipa Olubadan of Ibadanland Oba Biodun Kola-Daisi, the Osi Balogun of Ibadanland, Oba Lateef Adebimpe, a former Head of Service, Chief Tajudeen Aremu who is also the Bobajiro of Ibadanland, the Oniroko of Iroko, Oba
Olasunkanmi Abioye, representing the Baales and Mogaji Asimiyu Ariori, representing the Mogajis and representatives of the family of late Olubadan.

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