Saturday 29 February 2020

Day 1 of Minister of State for Works and Housing Inspection Visit to Osun; Received by Oyetola

Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Friday 28th February, 2020 received the honourable Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engineer Abubakar Aliyu and members of his team in his office.

The State of Osun commissioner for Works and Housing, Engr. Remi Omowaiye had earlier in the day received the  delegation of the Minister of State which included the Director for Structure and Rehabilitation, Engr. Yemi Oguntominiyi, the Director Southwest highways, Engr. Folorunso Adebiyi at the Ibadan airport before leading them to the Abere Government Secretariat, Osogbo. They are in the State of Osun to inspect ongoing Federal Government projects.

During the meeting, governor Oyetola re-emphasised the need for Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on infrastructure sector in the country, considering the deplorable state of critical infrastructures such as roads in different parts of the country.

Oyetola Also reiterated that government at all levels must also make concerted effort to reposition the sector in order to measure up with the infrastructure needs of the citizens.

Explaining the reason for his visit, Engr. Abubacar Aliyu said that there is a committee set up by the Federal Government that is headed by Mr. Raji Fasola, the Minister for Works and Housing with the assignment to verify and report on projects that are being executed in five States which are Osun, Ondo, Rivers, Balyesa and Cross Rivers.

The inspection continues today, Saturday, 29th February, 2020 and our correspondent shall be bringing more detailed reports.

Other State of Osun government officials present were the Deputy Governor, Mr. Benedict Olugboyega Alabi, Prince Wole Oyebamiji, the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Charles Akinola, the Chief of Staff to the governor, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr. Olowogboyega Oyebamiji, the Head of Service, among others.

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