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French Development Agency Lauds Aregbesola After Inspecting Constructed Rural Roads In Osun

An official from the French Development Agency, Mr. Olivier Delefosse has expressed satisfaction at the rural roads constructed by the administration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state saying the roads would fast track the efforts of the state government in banning poverty in the state.

Mr. Delefosse made this known on Thursday after inspecting the first phase of the Osun State Rural Access and Mobility Project roads and the already constructed roads embarked upon by the state government.

He said the achievements of the government in road construction earned it sponsors and supports by the French government to be the first out of the five states in Nigeria.

Delefosse said the advantages of all these roads include easy transportation,  traveling time reduction,  enhancement of land value in the rural areas, banishment of poverty by giving  access to farms where foods would be produced.

The foreign official therefore commended Governor Aregbesola for his efforts in developing the state especially in th areas of roads.

Also speaking, the state  project coordinator, Adelere Adeyemi Oriolowo said all road projects in phase 1 totalling 214kilometers have been completed adding that 307kilometers of road in phase two would soon be completed.

For the Senior  Technical Adviser  to the Governor,  Mr. Olugbile, the state government needs more support and partnership  from French Development Agency for the maintenance of these roads and assistance in the area of protecting  the roads from errosion,  and pollution.

Speaking, Governor Aregbesola welcomed Mr. Delefosse and expressed happiness that Osun is the first among the five states the French Development Agency and World Bank are sponsoring their road projects.

Governor Aregbesola said his administration would not relent.

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