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Tinubu Commissions Expressway Named After Late Alao-Akala

President Bola Tinubu has pledged to support the agricultural and development revolution being carried out by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State.

He stated this while speaking at the commissioning of the 76.67 KM Adebayo Alao-Akala Memorial Expressway, linking Ogbomoso with Oke-Ogun zone of Oyo State.

President Tinubu who was represented by Vice President, Kashim Shettima, said infrastructure remained the gateway to the nation’s development, adding that by linking neighbouring zones, jobs would be created and agricultural value chain would increase.

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President Tinubu while commending Governor Makinde for his drive for huge investment on capital projects said the Federal Government would support governor Makinde’s agricultural revolution and agro-allied development.

“Without a good network of roads the government could not fulfil its promise and develop democracy. Oyo State held a pivotal role in the nation’s economy.

“The governor engendered a legacy for a greater future, through inclusivity and modest leadership.

“The Federal Government would support Oyo State in agro-industrial mechanism”, he said.

Speaking at the event, Governor Makinde said he would not shift away from interconnectivity plan he promised in 2019 for development across the state to reduce infrastructure deficit and move the state from poverty to prosperity.

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Governor Makinde called on local and foreign enterprises to see the state as an investment destination.

In his remarks, son of late governor Alao-Akala who is a member of the House of Representatives, Olamiju Alao-Akala, thanked the governor for naming the road after his father.

On her part, wife of late Adebayo Alao-Akala, Kemi, equally lauded Governor Makinde for the honour bestowed on her husband.

The commissioning, which took place at the Randa area of Ogbomoso, was witnessed by the Acting National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Ellia Damagum; Governor Abdulraman Abdulrazaq of Kwara State, Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Adebo Ogundoyin; Chief Niyi Akintola, Oladejo Arapaja, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Ghandi Laoye Afolabi, among other prominent personalities.

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