The Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde has revealed that the various infrastructure projects being initiated by his led administration are part of his plans to push for the economic growth of the State.
According to The News Agency of Nigeria, Makinde stated this on Saturday during the visit of the Leadership of the Nigerian Guild of Editors in his office at the State Secretariat, Agodi Ibadan.
As gathered, Makinde took the visiting team on a tour to see of the ongoing projects executed by his administration. He also stated that his led administration is committed to doing more for the people of the State.
Part of the projects toured are, newly constructed Methodist Model Primary School, Bodija and the completed 65 kilometres Ibadan-Iseyin Road project; 78 kilometers Iseyin – Ogbomoso Road project; ongoing Lere Adigun Housing Estate and ongoing Ibadan Airport dual carriage way, Alakia and the headquarters of the State Security Network, codenamed ‘Amotekun’ situated at Akinyele Road, Moniya, Ibadan and the newly rehabilitated/upgraded Primary Health Centre(PHC), Iseyin.
On the Ibadan Airport Road being dualised, Makinde said “the Airport itself is central to expanding our economy.
“I tell people that if you want to expand your economy and the airport only has one flight in a day, it does not tell a good story.
“As a matter of fact, we believe aircraft should be landing and taking off every 30 minutes in the airport if it must have an impact on the economy.
“We have been able to put an aviation fuel storage and dispensing facility at the Airport, the only thing that will remain to make the airport fully competitive is the extension of the runway from 2.7 kilometres to 3.3 kilometres.
“Once we are able to do that, then we can do other possible things around there.” he added.