Ajimobi renames Oyo institutions after self, Alao-Akala, Ladoja, others

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

Oyo State Government on Tuesday announced that some roads and institutions have been approved for renaming by the state’s executive council.

The government also said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi would commission some completed projects in the state.

Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Toye Arulogun, said that the executive council reached the decision to rename the roads and institutions at its meeting on Tuesday.

Mr Arulogun said that the process for amendment of enabling laws for the institutions would commence immediately.

He also said that the executive council’s decision is in recognition of the individuals’ contributions to the development of Oyo State, their careers and humanity.

The first flyover by a civilian administration in the state constructed at Mokola named Transformation Flyover, Challenge – Efunsetan Road is to be known as Lam Adesina road.

Ijokodo – Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road.

The newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho will be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre.

Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi – Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road.

Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is now Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road.

Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road while Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.

The commissioner also said that Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa will now be called Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa.

College of Agriculture, Igboora will be Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora.

Maternal & Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is now named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal &Paediaitric Centre.

Elebu Road will now be officially known as Alao-Akala Way, while Monatan – Olodo Road will be Rashidi Ladoja road.

Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road and Festac Road, Mokola will now be Adebayo Faleti Road.

Arulogun said that some of the projects that have been scheduled for commissioning include Oba Akinbiyi Model School, the dualisation of Challenge Roundabout-Efunsetan Roundabout (Phase II), the Rehabilitated/Constructed of the 3.6km Ijokodo-Apete Road and Associated Bridge Works, the Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso and Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomoso.

Some of the other projects include Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan, the Archive Management and Record Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Raw Materials Display Centre, Secretariat, Ibadan, Islamic Model School, Mini Water Scheme at Iganna Community in Oyo State and Ogunpa Market.