Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti, the Olomu of Omu-Aran in Kwara, on Saturday, commended Rep Raheem Ajulo-opin over the reconstruction of the abandoned Ologoro bridge in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the State.

Oba Adeoti gave the commendation during an on-the-spot assessment visit to the bridge reconstruction site transversing GRA to David Bamigboye Way in the community.

The monarch, who expressed satisfaction with the level of work already done described the reconstruction of the bridge, after its long abandonment, as "unprecedented, timely and a welcome development,".

Oba Adeoti said the reconstruction of the bridge when completed, would not only assist in the smooth flow of vehicular movement, but also impact positively on business and commercial activities in the metropolises.

He described the series of intervention by Rep Ajulo-opin as very crucial in the efforts toward the growth, progress and social-economic development of the community and the constituency as a whole.

Similarly, Mr Jimoh Buoye, Chairman Orisun Commercial Motorcycle Riders Association, Omu-Aran branch said the bridge intervention was a thing of joy to the association in view of its importance as a linkage to other roads in the community.

"Our joy knew no bound when we learnt of the reconstruction of Ologoro bridge by Rep Ajulo-Opin and we prayed for God's divine guidance, wisdom and sound health for him to achieve more for the community," Buoye added.

 It would be recalled that Ajulo-Opin had in a recent interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) advised communities in the constituency to report any bad bridge linking the areas for immediate repair and reconstruction.

According to him, such reports should be forwarded to a WhatsApp number 0803 855 1214, with pictures and details of location of the affected bridge.

The lawmaker also said he had began reconstruction of abandoned Oloogoro/GRA bridge in Omu-Aran, as part of the efforts to improve infrastructural development in the constituency.

He said that the Ologoro bridge intervention was his personal initiative and not from the Federal Government, adding that such intervention will be replicated across the constituency that requested it.

“The ongoing bridge project in Ologoro/GRA Omu-Aran is my personal initiative and we are going to replicate this in other wards that have bridge or culvert issues.

“The project is being sponsored by Tunji Olawuyi and not my office, it is 100 per cent my personal project,” Ajuloopin said.

He said it was a way of giving back to the community that voted him to represent them at the Green chamber, especially considering the importance of the road that pass through the bridge.

”When I was contacted by the community, I could not turn down their request, they drew my attention to it and we quickly swung into action.

“People gave us this mandate and we must return same favour whenever they need us,” he said.

Ajuloopin urged other communities across the four local government areas of the state to bring his attention to any such situation.

He added that such bridge must be important to the economic situation of the community or assist in putting sanity to traffic situation of the town.

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