Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, on Saturday said plans were underway by his administration alongside the governments of Ogun and Lagos states to light-up the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Makinde, who stated this while appearing on State Affairs, a political programme on Splash FM 105.5, Ibadan, said he had initiated a discussion with his colleague in Lagos State and that the three states would work on the possibility of lighting up the entire stretch of the expressway, if elected for second tenure.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, said, “The proposed project will benefit the three states. Under Omituntun 2.0, we are exploring and I am talking to my colleagues in Ogun and Lagos states. We have a 120km stretch from Lagos to Ibadan. What we have done under the Light-Up Oyo project is to put infrastructure on 250km of our road. So, we can do it. There is nothing that says if you are coming from Lagos, there cannot be light every night between Lagos and Ibadan. I can give you that assurance that it will happen.

The governor, who equally used the opportunity of the programme to give a scorecard of his administration across the four pillars of the government, called on residents of the state to re-elect him on Saturday, March 11 and also vote for Peoples Democratic Party candidates for House of Assembly seats.

He boasted that the administration’s success story in the tertiary education sector included the consistent ranking of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, LAUTECH, as the best state university in the country in the last three years.



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