The Governors of Oyo and Osun States, Seyi Makinde and Gboyega Oyetola have concluded plans to reconstruct Iwo Road interchange to Olodo, Lalupon, Iwo town to Oshogbo.
This was disclosed in a joint press briefing held in Ibadan on Monday by the Commissioner for Works and Transport in Oyo State, Professor Kehinde Sangodoyin and Commissioner for works and Transport in Osun State, Engineer Oluremi Omowaye.
In his remarks, the Professor Sangodoyin said Oyo will handle 29.2km of stretch of the road from Iwo Road interchange to the border point between the two States while Osun will handle the rest.
Sangodoyin however highlighted the benefits the two states will derive from the collaboration to include enhanced regional integration, boost security, boost agriculture by expanding the two state economy, promote ease of doing business, domestic resources flow and easy movement of goods from Oshogbo to Ibadan within 40 minutes.
On his part, the Commissioner for Works and Transport in Osun state, Oluremi Omowaye noted that the state government of Osun will handle 54.4km stretch of the road from Oshogbo to the boundary between the two states.
He added that the joint collaboration will enhance regional integration saying that the two governments would meet again to deliberate on modalities for the project’s implementation. These include, amount to be expended, duration for the completion and the contractor to be awarded the project.