IN his almost two terms of eight years in office as the governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi has disclosed that his administration had committed over N200billion to road construction and rehabilitation across rural and urban centres of the state.
The Oyo State helmsman, who recently stated this during the inauguration of Impact African Television (IATV), a sister company of Ibadan-based Impact Business Radio and Impact Business School, in Ibadan, said that his administration policy thrust that centred on having good road network, as well as peace and security, was born out of its desire to attract investors and enhance movement of goods and services within the state.
According to Ajimobi, “the influx of local and foreign investors, including multinationals to the state since I took over the mantle of leadership was a result of the ease of doing business in the state”, adding, “your administration has spent over N200billion on road construction since we assumed office about seven years ago, because we realized the need to make our roads well paved for movement of goods and people.”
“We were also determined to beautify the environment to give the state a new look, all which have attracted foreigners and even local business interests to Oyo State. Our administration also took seriously promotion of peace and security for these businesses to thrive.”
Earlier in his welcome address, the Executive Vice-Chairman of Impact Group, Owolabi Oladejo, informed that the new station would focus mainly on issues relating to economy, businesses and investments. Until now, Nigeria did not have a broadcast medium that is devoted to economic development and business, as well as financial and investment information. This inspired the establishment of Impact Business Radio and now the TV.
“It is particularly effective in providing life-transforming information to people living in poverty or promote good policies and harmony in the society, which we will religiously pursue”, he added.