The Federal Government is set to dualise Akure-Ondo-Ore highway to boost economic activities of Ondo state.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo disclosed this at the palace of Osemawe of Ondo, Oba Victor Kiladejo as part of activities for his two days official visit to the state.
According to Osinbajo, the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will also ensure that the proposed upgrading of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo to a federal University become a reality soon.
Professor Osinbajo pointed out that he would personally do everything possible to make the college a university of education since the national assembly had passed the enabling act.
According to the Vice President, the college established as the first College of education in Nigeria over 50 years ago is long overdue to be upgraded.
Osinbajo said that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had spent a total of N2.7 trillion on infrastructural development since assumption of office, stressing that the Federal Government was committed to ensuring that money belonging to Nigerians are not stolen but used for nation building.
The Vice President further hinted that the country was earning 60 per cent less than what it was earning in the past 16 years, adding that despite this low earning, the current administration had spent fund that could be the highest ever on infrastructure such as roads and railway modern in the country.
The Vice President said, “Today, N2.7trillion is what we are spending on infrastructural development. The question we ought to ask the opposition people who were in office for 16years is, What did they do with the money if today we are still reconstructing Lagos-Ibadan expressway. We are building Lagos -Ibadan rail project which will be commissioned in few days time”.
“If we get your mandate again by God’s grace, we will continue to work against corruption that is affecting our country, we will build more infrastructure”.