The Chairman, Osogbo branch, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Mr. Adeniran Ibitoye, has commended Osun State Governor, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, for his administration’s efforts on urban renewal and the creation of the Oranmiyan New Town.
He made the commendation in an interview with our correspondent in Osogbo during the inaugural meeting of the new executive council.
The chairman, who said that the society was able to mobilise more members to attend the meeting, added that the new leadership of the NSE had secured and furnished office accommodation for members of the council.
Ibitoye said, “Osogbo is now more populated with the influx of people since the inception of the present administration, hence the need for expansion and more decent accommodation to create a healthy environmental, which will help the citizens to have a better living.
“Because of the present government’s focus on giving more dividends of democracy to the people of the state, there is a need to yield to the pressure from people in the area of urban renewal and infrastructural development.
“The new town is a laudable project. It will create more decent accommodation for the people and it will surely increase the population of the state.”
The NSE chairman said Aregbesola had patronised indigenous contractors in projects embarked upon by his administration, but appealed to the governor to make use of them more.
The governor had said during its inauguration that the Oranmiyan New Town, which will have over 3,000 residential plots, was also borne out of an overriding public need to ease the pressure of accommodation on Osogbo as the state capital.