As his stay in office gradually comes to an end, outgoing Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi has renamed the Idi-Ape-Basorun-Akobo Road in Ibadan, the capital, after himself.
The renaming was announced along similar gestures to some other prominent citizens on Tuesday by the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, in a press statement.
Arulogun said that the renaming was approved by the Executive Council of the State.
Itt added that Ajimobi would commission some completed projects.
Arulogun stated that the Executive council reached the decision to rename the 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 wiould commence immediately.
Arulogun disclosed that the first flyover by a civilian administration in the state constructed at Mokola is named Transformation Flyover, Challenge – Efunsetan Road is to be known as Lam Adesina road, Ijokodo – Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road, The newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho will be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre, the Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi – Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road, while 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 and Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.
The State spokesman added that Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa will now be called Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, College of Agriculture, Igboora will be Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora, Maternal &Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre, Elebu Road is now officially Alao-Akala Way, Monatan – Olodo Road now Rashidi Ladoja, Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road and Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road.
The Commissioner added that some of the projects that have been scheduled for commissioning include Oba Akinbiyi Model School, the Dualization of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II), the Rehabilitated/Constructed of the 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete Road and Associated Bridge Works, the Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso and Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso.
Arulogun noted that some of the other projects are Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre, Olodo Ibadan, the Archive Management and Record Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Raw Materials Display Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Islamic Model School, Mini Water Scheme at Iganna Community in Oyo State and Ogunpa Market.