Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state, during the inauguration ceremony of the dualisation project in Akobo, Ojurin/Odogbo Barracks, Olorunda Abas Junction, emphasized that he would continue to visit President Bola Tinubu at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, despite any objections from others.
Makinde’s statement comes in response to speculations surrounding his frequent visits to the Villa. He questioned where else he should go when he is aware that he can seek reimbursement for Federal Government projects implemented by the Oyo State Government.
Makinde said, “As I go to Abuja to see the President, I know some people have been saying that since the inauguration of the new President, I have gone to Aso Rock about four times within a week.
“Where do you want me to go? Is it Yola you want me to go? “Well, I will continue to go to where they will be able to refund Oyo state the monies we have spent on Federal Roads. So, I will continue to go to Aso Rock to plead for a refund. “So, Mr Chairman of Lagelu local government, as soon as I collect my refund from the Federal Government, you too come and meet me to have your refund.”
The cost of the road project, which amounts to N9.6 billion, will be funded by Lagelu local government.
Furthermore, Makinde designated the entire 15.5km distance spanning from Idi-Ape Junction to Olorunda Abaa as the “Nyesom Wike Road,” in honor of the former Governor of Rivers State.