Ajimobi name roads, institutions after self, Alaafin, Olubadan, others

Ademola Babalola, Ibadan

The Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced that some roads and institutions had been approved for renaming by the Executive Council of the state.

The government also said the state Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, would commission some completed projects.

The state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, stated that the executive council reached the decision to rename roads and institutions at its meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, stressing that the process for the amendment of the enabling laws for the institutions will commence immediately.

With the development, the first flyover by a civilian administration in the state constructed at Mokola is now called Transformation Flyover, Challenge; Efunsetan Road becomes Lam Adesina Road, Ijokodo; Apete road changes to Ambassador Olu Sanu Road; while the newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho has been renamed Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre.

The Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi-Takie-Palace-Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road; the Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is now Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III Road; Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji Road while Idi-Ape-Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi Way.

According to the state spokesman Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa will become Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa; College of Agriculture, Igboora changes to Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora; Maternal & Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediaitric Centre; Elebu Road is now Alao-Akala Way; Monatan-Olodo Road changes to Rashidi Ladoja, while Onireke-Agbarigo Road becomes Onikepo Akande Road; and Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road.

The Commissioner added that some of the projects that had been scheduled for commissioning included Oba Akinbiyi Model School; the dualisation of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II), the rehabilitated/constructed 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete Road and Associated Bridge Works, the Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso and Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso.

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