The Osun State Government has stated that the state’s ongoing road construction will not be affected by the governorship election in 2022.
On Monday, the Commissioner for Works, Remi Omowaiye, revealed that the Gboyega Oyetola government had decided to use the dry season to expedite construction on road projects in the state.
Omowaiye, who assured that work on all of the recently awarded roads in Ile-Ife and Ikire would go without hiccups, also stated that the administration had the wherewithal to fund the projects before announcing the start of work.
He said, “We have done between 20 and 25 major roads. Some of these roads are the Igbajo/Ada 14-kilometre road, which will be inaugurated in a matter of weeks; we have done the 4.1-kilometre Ereguru Road in Ilesa; we have also done the Ede/Ejigbo Road, to mention but a few.
“We want to take advantage of the dry season and do a lot of roads in the first quarter of next year. Work on the projects will not slow down due to increase in political activities.
“Once the governor comes out to announce that a project will be done, he must have got funds for it. Most often, projects are delayed because of funding. Election or no election, our projects will not be affected.”