The Oyo State Government has called on investors to take advantage of the state’s good road network and relocate their businesses to the state.
Mr Kamil Afolabi, the Chairman of Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA), made the call on Friday in Ibadan in a statement.
He said that the agency had repaired almost all roads in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Afolabi, who spoke while monitoring ongoing repair work on the Dugbe-Ekotedo road in Ibadan, said government would soon rehabilitate roads in other towns.
He said that it was imperative that Ibadan, the state capital, had its roads fixed so as to send a strong message to local and foreign investors that the state was fully ready to accommodate them.
Afolabi said OYSROMA had begun looking at repair works needed in various communities to make the roads motorable.
“We have done almost all the roads that needed attention at the beginning of this administration within the Ibadan metropolis and we are still working on those that need urgent attention in the areas of damaged bridges and culverts as well as roads.
“Move round the metropolis and see for yourself the work that the state government has done through OYSROMA to make our people proud that they now have a government that has put their welfare first.
“The essence of government is to cater for the needs of the common people, not the wealthy few and that is why maintenance of roads are germane.
“The roads that need the intervention of our agency outside Ibadan will be visited for repairs soon, we have visited and marked some and we are going to start work on those as well.
” We started with the Ibadan metropolis because it is the poster city for the state, we are inviting investors from other parts of the country and abroad, they need to see a good road network as pre-requisite for relocation of their businesses,” he said.