5th September, 2021
Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said his government would turn Ibadan, the state capital into a 21st century city by embarking on developmental projects across the city.
Makinde said this on Saturday at the inauguration of 2021/2023 Executive Council of the Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes (CCII), led by its President General, Oluyemisi Adeaga.
“We have roughly two years to re-make Ibadan and we are already on that path. A few of the projects we are doing in Ibadan are projects that can lead Ibadan into a city of 21st century city.
“We have commissioned the remodelled Lekan Salami Stadium when majority of states in Nigerias are talking about insecurity, kidnapping, banditry and insurgency; we were still at Adamasingba at 10 p.m. A foreign club was with us and we were not afraid.
“In terms of infrastructure, the Circular Road is one project that would change the landmark in Ibadan. It is 110kms but before our tenure ends in 2023, 75kms of it will be delivered.
“If we can vividly reflect, there used to be bus terminal in Ogunpa in those days. So, we also want to recreate the same with the bus terminals we are putting up at Challenge, Iwo Road and Ojoo.
Also in a statement by Taiwo Adisa, Chief Press Secretary to the Oyo government, he noted that most of the projects by the Makinde government would transform the city to a 21st century city.
Mr Adisa emphasized on the commissioning of the remodeled Lekan Salami Stadium l, the circular road project ongoing to improve infrastructure in the city and bus terminal across the Oyo capital.