Outgoing Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has approved the renaming of some edifices including tertiary institutions, roads, and hospitals after himself, former governors of the state, monarchs and some notable personalities in the state.
The renaming is coming ahead of his end of tenure which would be in 15 days time, the day he would hand over to a new governor, Mr. Seyi Makinde.
Governor Ajimobi, in a statement issued on Tuesday by Mr. Toys Arulogun, the Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, stated some roads and institutions in the state have been approved for renaming by the Executive Council of the State.
Arulogun said that the Executive Council reached the decision to rename the roads and institutions at its meeting held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, stressing that the process for the amendment of the enabling laws for the institutions will commence immediately.
Arulogun said that the decision of the Executive Council was in recognition of the individuals’ contributions to the development of Oyo State, their Chosen Career and humanity.
Below are some of the roads and institutions that have been renamed:
Oyo State College of Agriculture, Igboora will now be known as Lam Adesina College of Agriculture, Igboora. The institution is named after a former governor, Alhaji Lamidi Adesina, who ruled the state between 1999 and 2003.
The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa will now be called Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa. Ogundoyin during his lifetime was a business mogul and a native of Eruwa.
Maternal And Peadiatric Centre, Olodo Ibadan now to be known as Abiola Ajimobi Maternal and Paediaitric Centre.
Elebu Road is named after ex-governor Alao-Akala to be known as Alao-Akala Way, while Monatan Olodo Road is named after Chief Rashidi Ladoja, also a former governor.
The Onireke-Agbarigo Road will now be known as Onikepo Akande Road.
Festac Road, Mokola now Adebayo Faleti Road.
Transformation Flyover, Challenge – Efunsetan Road is to be known as Lam Adesina road, Ijokodo.
Apete road is to be called Ambassador Olu Sanu road.
The newly-constructed Zonal Mediation Centre, Ogbomosho will be named Justice Atilade Ojo Mediation Centre, the Ilorin Express Junction-Ikoyi.
Takie – Palace – Ogbomoso Grammar School road is now Soun Oyewumi Ajagungbade Road.
The Ibadan/Oyo Express/Iseyin-Owode with spur to Akesan-Palace and Old Ibadan-Oyo road is now Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III road.
Eleyele-Dugbe ANCE Road is now Oba Saliu Adetunji road.
Idi-Ape – Bashorun Akobo Road is now Abiola Ajimobi way.