Federal Legislators Extol Osun Govt On Massive Road Projects
Members of the Federal House of Representatives on Wednesday lauded the monumental infrastructural development in Osun state under the leadership of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
The legislators also applauded the high sense of commitment of Osun state government to enhance both human and capital developments.
The members of the legislature gave the commendation during a one- day federal road projects inspection tour to Osun on Wednesday.
The National Assembly members who were conducted round the ongoing federal roads projects being funded by the state government, lauded Governor Rauf Aregbesola for remaining resilient to capital and physical infrastructural developments.
The visit had in attendance the entire honourable members of the House Committee on works with its Chairman, Hon. Amuda Kannike representing Ilorin East/South Federal Constituency, other members of the Committee include: Hon. Muhammad Sani Abdu representing Alkaler/Kirfi Federal Constituency, Bauchi state, Hon. Abubakar Yunusa Ahmed representing Yamaltu-Deba Federal Constituency, Gombe State, Hon. Taiwo Michael Akintola representing Egbeda Ona Ara Federal Constituency, Oyo State, Hon. Adaranijo Taofeek representing Agege Federal Constituency, Lagos State, Hon. Kingsley Ebenyi representing Enugu East/Ibi-Uzo Federal Constituency, Enugu State, Hon. Lazarus ogbee representing Ezza South/Ikwo Ebonyi state and Hon. Ajibola Famurewa representing Ijesa North Federal Constituency, Osun State.
Addressing journalists shortly after the inspection tour, the Chairman of the Committee, Hon. Amuda Kannike said the presence of the Committee in the state was to attest to the quality of the Federal Government roads being implemented by the state government.
He said the visitation tour was in consonance with the resolution of the House to inspect and assess some of the Federal Government infrastructural projects being financed by the states for reimbursement.
Kannike further noted that part of the efforts of the House was to attest to the socioeconomic and democratic impact of the roads on the citizenry.
He added; “We have seen a quite of number of roads in Osun and we found out these roads are of economic value since the Osun is an agrarian state.
“We have seen some federal roads that have been intervened by the state government. We have attested to the quality of some of these roads.
“It is our beliefs that if these roads are opened it will boost agriculture and as well give way for industrialisation and real economic connectivity.
“With the completion of those roads we have seen so far in Osun, there is no doubt that the inputs to farms would be revamped just the outputs to the markets would be boosted.
“With what we have seen, we cannot imagine the perpendicular development that would have come to Osun if all these road projects have been completed”.
“For instance, the road linking Osogbo/Ikirun/Ila-Odo Kwara state boundary, would have brought monumental development if it has been completed since; likewise, Akoda/Ode-Omu/Gbongan road, Osogbo-Ilesa roads and Osogbo/Ilajue roads respectively.
“I am very sure that if these roads have been completed since, it would have helped to turn around the state’s economic fortunes and as well give birth to industrialisation.
“Though some these states are working very hard to ensure that these projects are reclaimed by the owner (federal government), but I can assure them that the House Committee on works and the entire honourable members in the House have started reviewing the claims.
“We are also working on the reimbursement of financial commitments being made by some of these states”, he added.