Gov Adeleke orders reconstruction of culvert after 17 years of abandonment


Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has ordered the immediate reconstruction of a failed culvert at Kajola Akile along the Moro/Obafemi Awolowo University campus road in Ile-Ife.

The directive was given by the governor to forestall the incessant loss of lives through accidents at the site.

It was gathered that an accident occurred at the culvert about three weeks ago where a car fell off the culvert.

Speaking on the intervention of the Governor concerning the bridge, the Director of Highways at the Ministry of Works, Engr. Basiru Bello appealed to residents and motorists to make use of the alternative route provided.

Engr. Bello assured that the project will soon be completed and opened for use.

“The failed condition of the culvert was very dangerous and posed serious danger to vehicles and motorcycle riders who could fall off while accessing it every day.

“Governor Adeleke ordered the immediate reconstruction of the culvert after being briefed on the frequent accidents which occurs on it as a result of the structurally failed condition.”

The culvert, according to residents, had been in a state of disrepair for about 17 years and has been neglected by previous administrations in the State because it is on a Federal Government road.

The culvert, which is not too far from the main gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, is very important and busy because it grants access to vehicles heading towards the eastern parts of the country.

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