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Opposition To The Construction of Olaiya Flyover In Osogbo Ill-motivated – Group

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has been asked to proceed with his administration’s plan to construct a flyover at Orita-Olaiya junction in Osogbo and discountenance the call by some disgruntled elements that the proposed construction be stopped.

The Osogbo United Group made the call in a press statement issued by its public communication department and made available to journalists in Osogbo.

In a statement signed by its Chairman, Steering Committee , General Ademola Aderibigbe (retd.), the association of eminent indigenes of Osogbo maintained that anyone opposed to such a useful project is either an enemy of Osogbo or one seeking to undermine the success of Governor Oyetola.

Such a call, the association says “is not only inimical but retrogressive, anti-growth and ill-conceived”

According to the Group, the proposed flyover, will among other values help to reduce traffic congestion, decrease the risk of accidents, assist users including motorists save time and fuel and add to the aesthetics of the physical essence of the city.

The Osogbo United Group assured Governor Oyetola of the support of the association and the generality of the people concerning the project and appeals to the government to construct more flyovers across the capital city.

The group also admonished the Governor to embark on the construction of more infrastructure including extension of electricity and water to new areas, roads, street lights and others in the city to make Osogbo rank among advanced cities of the world.

It warned that, while all and sundry are welcome to reside and transact their lawful businesses in the town, the would not think twice to confront anyone or association whose target is to put the progress of Osogbo on reverse lever.


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