President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Osun State government over the ongoing federal roads constructions it is undertaking.
President’s delight in Governor Gboyega Oyetola led administration was conveyed by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Engr Abubakar Aliyu while speaking during a two-day working visit to inspect the road projects in Osun.
Aliyu said over five hundred road constructions were ongoing across the country adding that Buhari was committed to improving the nation’s road infrastructures.
“We’re here to verify Federal Government Works undergone or undergoing by State of Osun. The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing recently inaugurated a committee headed by the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola to verify FG’s projects undertaken by state governments.
According to the minister, “we can see that the projects in Osun are ongoing and I can express satisfaction with the way the works are being handled.
“I saw a well constructed bridge at Gbongan and so far, with what I have seen, I think the state deserves commendations.
“2020 budget prioritizes construction that are up to 75 to 80% completion. This is so because we are determined to deliver them before the year runs out. By 2021, those below that would have entered that stage and we can deliver them too,” Aliyu said.
Reacting, Governor Oyetola commended the minister and his team for visiting Osun to inspect roads. The Governor said the state was very meticulous and would always ensure that contractors did the best job obtainable.
The governor assured FG of completion of the construction projects.
Oyetola, who commended President Buhari for his commitment to improve nation’s infrastructure, called for alternative funding for road projects.