Osun’s Oyetola Gboyega is not such a greenhorn
The dualisation of Gbongan–Akoda dual carriage-way, Adebisi Akande Trumpet Interchange Bridge and Osogbo (Old Garage)-Ikirun-Ila-Odo-Erinle-
The Osogbo-Iwo Road is undergoing rehabilitation. So far, not less than 55 km roads have been rehabilitated throughout the 3 senatorial districts. So far, over 206 km of rural roads have been completed.
Some of the governor’s infrastructural delights include completion of the upgrade of General Hospital ,Ejigbo; completion of Ogbun Idio Road, Ilesa; rehabilitation of Odo Ori Adeeke Road, Iwo; completion of State High Court Road Network, Osogbo; completion of Ikirun(Idi Esu)-Iragbiji- Ororuwo- Ada Road; rehabilitation of Dele Yes Sir R/A- Okefia R/A, Osogbo; rehabilitation of Isare- Ifofin- Iloro- Akewusola Road, Ilesa; rehabilitation of Ita Akogun- Ayetoro Road, Ile Ife; rehabilitation of Naira & Kobo Junction(Ikire) Apomu- Ikoyi Ile/Ibadan Expressway; rehabilitation of Mobil Petrol Station- Idi Ori Junction- Court Junction- Alasunkada- Junction Ejigbo (ongoing); rehabilitation of Orita Cottage- Oke Gada (Ede) Road; repair of the collapsed embankment on River Aaro along Ara- Ejigbo Road; rehabilitation of UNIOSUN Ejigbo Campus Road, along Ejigbo/ Iwo Road, Ejigbo; renovation of part of State High Court, Osogbo; upgrade of State Hospital Asubiaro Osogbo; renovation of Accident & Emergency Centre, renovation of Central Laboratory, renovation of children’s ward, renovation of Central Blood Bank, building of 120-bed ward at State Hospital Asubiaro Osogbo (on-going); building of 30 flats Doctors Quarters at State Hospital Asubiaro, Osogbo (ongoing); rehabilitation of Osogbo-Iwo Road (0n-going joint project with FG), upgrade of General Hospital, Ifetedo (85% completed), amongst others.
The Oyetola administration has completed the following primary health centres PHC Oke Alfa, Isokan LGA; PHC Ikoyi, Isokan LGA; PHC Oranran, Isokan LGA; PHC Oluofinrin, Irewole LGA; PHC Ako Area, Irewole LGA; PHC Ijugbe Oja Ale, Ayeedaade LGA; PHC Tonkere, Ayeedaade LGA; PHC Oke-Elu Gbongan, Ayeedaae LGA; PHC Ededimeji, Ede South LGA; PHC Akoda, Ede South LGA; PHC Ilawo, Ejigbo LGA; PHC Isale-Isolo, Ejigbo LGA; PHC Ikonifin, Ola-Oluwa LGA; PHC Asamu, Ola-Oluwa LGA; PHC Olori, Ayedire LGA; PHC Ile-Ogbo, Ayedire LGA; PHC Popo Oluponna, Ayedire LGA; PHC Okomi, Ayedire LGA; MHC Agboogbo, Iwo LGA; PHC Agberire, Iwo LGA; MHC Feesu, Iwo LGA; PHC Ogburo, Iwo LGA; PHC Alaye, Iwo LGA; PHC Mdg Lagua, Iragbiji Boripe LGA; PHC Isale Oyo,Iragbiji Boripe LGA; PHC Omi Eran Boluwaduro LGA; PHC Eripa, Boluwaduro LGA; PHC Oke Orokoro,Iresi Boluwaduro LGA; PHC Owode,Idiose Ifelodun LGA; PHC Akin Orun, Ifelodun LGA; PHC ALGON Oke-Osun, Ifedayo LGA; PHC Oteu Village, Ifedayo LGA; PHC Agbeye Odo-Otin LGA; PHC Araromi, Orolu LGA; PHC Owode, Orolu LGA; PHC Adekunle, Ila LGA; PHC Sabo, Olorunda LGA; PHC Atiba, Olorunda LGA; PHC Ilie, Olorunda LGA; PHC Irepodun, Osogbo LGA; PHC Odi-Olowo, Osogbo LGA, as well as 90 other primary health centres spread through the state.
As part of his government’s bid to ‘Light–up Osun’, the jointly-sponsored (with UNIDO) small hydro-power (SHP) plants in Ikeji–Ile jointly sponsored with UNIDO – although it has dragged on since 2016 – could be completed sometime in 2021.
Efforts are in top gear to ensure that adequate housing units are provided for the citizenry at affordable prices. He added that the government, under a private partnership programme (PPP), had set aside 15 Hectares, 7.5 hectares, 20.5 hectares and 30 hectares of land at different locations across the State.
The Oyetola administration demonstrated its commitment to the education sector by construction of 32 blocks of 167 classrooms to accommodate 8350 students/teachers in 32 government elementary and middle schools.
The administration solicited the support of the French Government in the development of the sector which he believes will help in producing more people with business skills who will be self-employed and employers of labour.
In addition, the State government repaired 31 government elementary and middle schools, procured 3,040 units of furniture for 6080 pupils in elementary schools, supplied 3,180 units of furniture for 6360 students in middle schools and furniture for 967 teachers, constructed 43 units of 6 squat-toilets for 43 elementary and middle schools across the State, 14 units of 6 squat-toilets with deep wells at 14 government elementary/middle schools, drilled 9 boreholes in public elementary and middle schools, constructed block wall fence at 30 government elementary/middle school to avoid encroachment and provide security for government properties.
Oyetola restated his commitment to continue to ensure a conducive environment in all government-owned schools through the provision of necessary infrastructure, such as suitable building, furniture, and learning materials as well as implementation of the Free Education Policy, covering Elementary, Middle and High Schools.