Honour came the way of former governors, monarchs, legal icon, Yoruba culture exponent, educationists of Oyo State indigeneship as the Governor Abiola Ajimobi led government, on Tuesday, announced the renaming of some roads and institutions.
Among those who got honoured are former governors, late Lamidi Adesina, Adebayo Alao Akala, Rashidi Ladoja; monarchs, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi; the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.
Others recognized are Yoruba culture exponent, late Adebayo Faleti; a philanthropist, late Adeseun Ogundoyin; renowned legal practitioner, Justice Atilade Ojo; educationists, Ambassador Olusola Sanu and Mrs Onikepo Akande.
This development conveyed in a statement released by state Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mr Toye Arulogun, added that some road and institutions will be named after the current governor, Ajimobi.
The College of Agriculture, Igboora was renamed Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora while Ibarapa Polytechnic Eruwa returns to its former name, Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa and Maternal & Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan is named Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediatric Centre.
Others are the newly constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho to be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre, while the Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi – Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road, and the Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is to be called Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road.
Furthermore, Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road and Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.
Meanwhile, the Mokola flyover is named Transformation Flyover, Challenge – Efunsetan Road is to be known as Lam Adesina road while Ijokodo – Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road.
With regards to roads, the Elebu Road is now officially Alao-Akala Way, Monatan – Olodo Road now Rashidi Ladoja, Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road and Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road.
Arulogun, in the statement, said that the process for the amendment of the enabling laws to back up the renaming of the institutions will commence immediately.
Meanwhile, Ajimobi is scheduled to commission some projects from today.
Listed for commissioning are Oba Akinbiyi Model School, the Dualization 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.
Others are Abiola Ajimobi Maternal & Paediaitric 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.