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Agric: Osun To Rehabilitate 26 Rural Roads – Oyetola’s spokesman

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Ismail Omipidan, Chief Press Secretary To Governor Gboyega Oyetola

As part of the efforts to boost agriculture and ensure food security in the State, Osun Government will be embarking on the rehabilitation of 26 rural roads.

The rehabilitation of the roads, which will cut across the State, is already captured in the 2022 Budget proposal of the State, which was presented to the House of Assembly, by the Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, last Tuesday.

These were disclosed by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Ismail Omipidan, on Saturday, while contributing to a Radio Discussion Show, ‘Thompson and the Gang,’ on Osogbo-based Rave FM.

The 2022 Budget was analysed by the panelists on the programme.

Omipidan noted that the diversification programme of the Oyetola-led administration through Agriculture, Tourism and Mining (ATM) , was on course.

He further said, in this year’s budget proposal presented to the House, the government intends to make our farmers have access to agriculture infrastructure.

“As Mr. Governor said while presenting the budget on Tuesday, when the 26 roads, which will cut across the State, are completely rehabilitated, it is estimated that more than 20, 000 farmers will benefit in terms of the ease of linking their harvests to markets through the well-rehabilitated and adequately networked rural roads.

“A major advantage of this, is the reduction in wastages of farm produce, which is formerly associated to bad rural roads. This will be done under the Osun CARES (COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus ) Programme for Results,” Omipidan added.

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