Complete the new Oyo-Ogbomoso Expressway to ease traffic, the VC asks the FG
Professor Timothy Abiodun Adebayo, vice chancellor of Ajayi Crowther University in Oyo, has urged the federal government to swiftly finish building the new Oyo-Ogbomoso road, which is currently under construction.
The agriculture professor stated that this is required to lessen the discomfort and stress that commuters, travelers, students, and staff of the institution experience while using the old Oyo-Ogbomoo road.
At a press conference on Monday to announce the University of Oyo's 14th convocation ceremony, Adebayo addressed the media and made these revelations.
According to information obtained by gospelcable, the Ibadan-Ilorin expressway's new Oyo-Ibadan and Ogbomoso-Ilorin sections are now complete.
Since the project began in 2011 under the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, our correspondent has learned that the Oyo-Ogbomoso section of the expressway is still unfinished.
However, Adebayo has urged the federal government and the federal ministry of works to step up their efforts to finish the road.
The VC who noted that the institution had met various stakeholders on the need to complete the new expressway on time, said that travellers, staff and students of the school undergo a lot of stress on a daily basis because the new expressway has not been completed.
Adebayo flanked by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Muyiwa Popoola and other principal officers of the university while addressing the journalists, revealed that a total of 1,547 students would be awarded Bachelor degrees, noting that 41 students among the graduands would be awarded first-class honours.
Adebayo said, “Let me start from here, the Oyo-Ogbomoso road, when I came to office in 2020, I cried to the federal government to come to our rescue on the road. We did not stop at that, we also spoke with some people at the federal level to complete the new Oyo-Ogbomoso expressway.
“Ilorin- Ogbomoso and Ibadan-Oyo sections have been completed, but that of Oyo-Ogbomoso section has not been completed.
“We are calling on the federal government to ensure that the new Oyo-Ogbomoso expressway is completed on time. This will reduce the problem of people plying the old road.
“In this convocation ceremony, various degrees will be awarded to 1,547 undergraduate students and 583 postgraduate students. In the undergraduate category, 41 persons bagged first class honours, 628 are in the second class honours (Upper Division) while 511 and 101 are in the second class (Lower Division) and Third Class respectively.