The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has commended the founder of Elizade Motors and Elizade University, Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo, for his contribution to the development of the Ilara-Mokin community.
The minister gave this commendation at the inauguration of the six-kilometre road network in Ilara-Mokin, Akure, Ondo State, constructed by Ade-Ojo.
The minister said the business mogul was committed to the development of his immediate community.
According to him, infrastructural development plays a key role in community and nationwide development.
Fashola said the six-kilometer road which connects Ilara-Mokin and Ikota would enhance the social and economic growth of both communities and bring transformation to the state and Nigeria by extension.
The minister noted that the road construction had also led to the creation of jobs for both skilled and unskilled workers as well as other professionals who were involved in the project.
The minister stated that it was remarkable for an individual to embark on an infrastructural development project which contributes meaningfully to the speedy actualisation of community growth and the enhancement of the citizens’ welfare.
The grand opening was attended by several dignitaries including the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi,Ojaja II, wife of the Ondo State Governor, Mrs Betty Anyawu-Akeredolu; and the Alara of llara – Mokin, Ondo State, Oba Abiodun Aderemi Adefehinti.