From Lateef Dada, Osogbo

Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has begged Governor Ademola Adeleke not to deceive his people in Ile-Ife with the flag off of the flyover but he should try and complete the project.

Adeleke had announced in October last year that his administration would complete five flyovers within twelve months.

While flagging off the flyover at Lagere junction, Ile-Ife, on Tuesday, the monarch pleaded with the governor not to cut the ribbon and abandon the project.

He said, “I want to plead with the governor not to deceive us with the flagoff but please help us to complete this project. Don’t just come here to cut the ribbon but please complete this overhead bridge you unveil today.

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“Also, help us to rehabilitate bad roads in Ile-Ife and expand them if need be. Please don’t neglect us and we will continue to pray for you,” Ooni said.

Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Engr Idowu Bello, explained that the flyover will take off at Lagere and land at Iremo road with a dualized carriageway.

He noted that the flyover is designed to be a 10-span bridge with retailing walls at the approaches, adding that the existing structure on the ground will be given a facelift to reflect the cradle of the Yoruba race when completed.

“Within the 17 months of this Administration, Mr. Governor has completed the rehabilitation of 10Km lengths of roads spread across lle-Ife and another 5Km Local Government roads will be flagged off today (Tuesday),” Bello said.