Residents of the country of Ibadan have asked the government of Oyo State to pay attention to repairing primary health centers (PHCs), blown-off roofs and fencing in schools, recruiting sanitation inspectors, repairing roads and relieving congestion in parts of the city. the city.

The residents from the 11 local government areas of the country of Ibadan submitted these requests during the 2023 budget stakeholder consultation meeting held at the University of Ibadan on Wednesday.

Mr Gbolagade Ahmed, who represented the local government area of ​​Ibadan North at the event, said St. Peter’s Catholic Primary School, Oke-Are, yawned for the state government’s attention on infrastructure and fencing to secure the school. .

In his own presentation, Mr Olalekan Julius of Ibadan North-West said the local government was eager for the completion of PHCs, sanitation inspectors, bad road rehabilitation and the need to relieve the Eleyele roundabout.

For his part, Mr Rasaq Ademola lamented that a number of schools in Ibadan South-West local government had blown off roofs, while PHCs need to be repaired and community development associations (CDAs) should be given more recognition.

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Mr Kazeem Kehinde of Ibadn South East local government, which stands up for the youth, asked the state government to create a task force to monitor the rising cost of goods in the market.

On behalf of market men and women, Mr SA Jimoh complained that several market roads in Ibadan are bad while asking the state government to extend loans to traders as well.

Mr Salaudeen Kamorudeen, who represented the artisans, simply asked the state government to support them with money.

Speaking to traditional councils, Baale Ekotedo, Mr. Taye Ayorinde asked that a member of the traditional council should be part of the state government.

In response to the requests, the acting state governor, Mr. Bayo Lawal, assured that the state government would consider the various requests in the state government’s budget plans.

Noting that Governor Seyi Makinde’s government had done a lot to boost the state’s economy, Lawal confirmed that of more than N2 trillion it met in 2019, the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) has risen to more than N5 trillion.

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Listing the government’s infrastructure projects, Lawal said the state government had now decided to focus on setting up development programs for the Ibarapa zone.

For starters, he said the state government will repair the Ido-Eruwa road.

He also said that at the end of this year’s rainy season, the state government will begin restoring rural roads through the RAMP and financial support from development partners.

Among other things, Lawal said the state had completed 56 model schools in three years and approved the hiring of another 500 corps members in Amotekun state.

Speaking further, Lawal stated that the state will henceforth arrest and prosecute those who sell alcohol around the bus terminals in Ibadan, the state capital.

In his own remarks, the State Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Professor Musbau Babatunde, said the state had attracted more than N1.87 trillion in investments over the past three years.

He said the Stakeholder Forum was the state taking a bottom-up approach to help it situate development projects that specifically meet the needs of the people of the state.

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