A member of the House of Representatives representing Oyo Federal Constituency, Honourable Prince Akeem Adeyemi, has disclosed that the Federal Government has earmarked a sum of N89,300, 000 for emergency repairs of Oyo/Iseyin road in Oyo State in the 2020 budget.
Speaking at a town hall meeting held at Atiba hall in Oyo, Adeyemi also disclosed that the government had earmarked N364, 720, 000 for the Oyo-Ogbomoso section of the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway.
The feedback meeting also saw the House of Rep member adding,”N14,168,859 was earmarked for the reinstatement of washout of Ojongbodu/ Eleja village along Iseyin road, N187,281,581 for the general maintenance of Gbongan/Iwo)Awe/Oyo roads, while as sum of N14, 168, 899 approved for the construction of reinforced concrete walls and reinstatement of critical washout pavement along Oyo/Ogbomoso road.”
He further hinted that N67,680,000 was set aside for the construction of skills acquisition centre at Akinmoorin town in the Afijio Local Government Area, while a sum of N120,825,000 was made available for the construction of mini sports centres across to the country, including Oyo.
On the N1.2billlion ecological fund released to Oyo Metropolis by the Federal Government last year, Adeyemi said the funds were being judiciously utilized. He enumerate the ongoing projects to include, Boroboro, Oyagbe/School of Science and Koso roads (Atiba); Oloko meje, Odedele besides Nasfat School, Kosobo, and Olokomeje bridge (Oyo East); Ilora(Afijio); Celestial church area and Obananko two bridges (Oyo West).
“My vision is to re-define the ethics of politics and governance that is equal for everyone, thereby establishing a sustainable world for future generations. This is in recognition of the fact that raising leaders is critical to nation building and wealth creation. I am inspired to equip women and youths, business owners and social entrepreneurs to lead ethically, while implementing initiatives that transform their communities and organisations for better, as well as sustaining livelihood and contributing to national development.’’
Chairman of Oyo Metropolitan Development Association, retired Arch Bishop Ayo Ladigbolu, who stressed the imperative of stewardship and accountability for political office holders, lauded the federal lawmaker for what he described as a”’his pragmatism, proactiveness and visionary instincts.”
Highlights of the event which was attended by representatives of communities, traders, Artisans, and religious leaders, included donations of cash to a cross section of over 400 individuals, political groups, communities, traders, religious, as we sell as non-Yoruba ethnic groups ( Hausa, Fulani, Igbo, Benue) among others.