No Going Back On Urban Renewal In Osun- Aregbesola


 Aregbesola stated this today at a Ramadan iftar (breaking of fast) with journalists in Osogbo, the state capital.

He also disclosed that his government remained committed to improving the lives of the state residents by ensuring they resided in a comfortable and befitting environment.He declared that no stone would be left unturned by his government in making the state a pride of all in Nigeria, which according was the reason his administration focused on the upgrading of social infrastructure.

He however, enjoined the people to bear and cooperate with government in its policies and programmes, especially the ongoing urban renewal programme, which has led to the removal and shifting of illegal structures along major roads in the state capital.“Every Nigerian deserves to live well anywhere he finds himself. All Nigerians must live in comfortable stead irrespective of where they are their ethnic or religious leanings.“As we have said before, this administration will leave no stone unturned to make this state an enviable one and a pride of all indigenes of this state. We are in reconstruction phase now. And you all know the process of rebuilding is strewn with pains.

“It is a natural occurrence that the process of birth be accompanied with pain. As there is no birth without pains so also there is no gain without pain. The ongoing separation of illegal structures from our major highways is for the good of all of us.

“In fact, the separation is not a core of the urban renewal project but a small piece of a larger project aimed at modernizing nine (9) ancient cities in the state.
“With the urban renewal, where are already projecting into 20 years what our cities would look like. What I can say to the people affected by the separation exercise is government would provide a cushioning effect,” he appealed.

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