Gov. Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun has restated his commitment to infrastructural development for socioeconomic prosperity in the state.
The governor made the remark during an engagement programme organised by the State’s Civic Engagement Centre on Friday in Ikirun, Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state.
According to Oyetola, infrastructural development is a key component of sustainable socio-economic development, which every purposeful government must not downplay.
Newsmen report that the governor was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Civic Engagement, Mr Olatunbosun Oyintiloye.
The governor said that his administration had been fulfilling his electoral promises to the good people of the state by raising the bar of the state’s infrastructure in a manner that reflected the adequate quality and equitable service delivery.
He said: “In a bid to ensure the fulfilment of the pact we had with people of the state before assuming the office, the current administration has continued many uncompleted roads inherited from the previous administration, as well as several road intervention efforts.
“The effort is in the realisation of the fact that infrastructural development maintains primacy in the socio-economic dynamics of every society, as it does not only have a visible effect on the environment but also directly impacts social welfare.
“In view of the foregoing, our commitment to giving more deliveries in the area of infrastructural development, among other critical sectors remains unflinching for the better of all and sundry in the state,” the governor said.
Earlier in his remarks, the Elende of Eko-Ende, Oba Abdul Rauf Olaniyan, who spoke on behalf of the people of Ifelodun, commended the governor for his shrewd leadership style.
Oba Olaniyan noted that the purposeful leadership of the governor had brought about tremendous development to all sectors in the state.
The traditional ruler specifically appreciated the governor for the ongoing construction of Osogbo-Ikirun-Ila Odo road and that of Eko-Ende to Ikirun, which he said had been in a bad shape for a long time.
Oba Olaniyan pleaded with the government to consider rehabilitation of more intra-community roads that needed government attention in the area.