For 8 years, we deployed an Urban Renewal paradigm that is virtually a repudiation of the “trickle-down-theory” approach that vests too much hope in the refreshing prosperity of the regional city-centers revival to spread to less fortunate parts by parlaying decaying inner-city structures and market redevelopment as development catalysts of urban and regional areas. This was the essence of the UN-Habitat award I bagged in 2012. - filthy and overcrowded run-down slum in Akure was pulled down to give way to an ultra-modern first-class market. Urban Renewal was prioritized through dualisation of township roads, construction of Mechanic Village, Akure AutoMart, successful completion of a new Akure-Ondo axis Motor Park, construction of an Ultra-modern Auto Mart, construction of neighbourhood markets, beautification of Akure metropolis, reconstruction and dualisation of strategic roads in the state while roadsides slums and ghettoes have been transformed into beautiful greenery and scenery."
Transformed Akure, the state capital to look truly like a capital city of a progressive state and an investment destination, it became necessary to clear the streets of street traders and other artisans alongside their shacks that liter the major roads in a squalid manner - Auto workers operate in a state-of-the art environment. There are 80 workshops/bush bars, each of which can attend to four vehicles at a time, aside cars at the car wash area, the spray rooms, spare parts stores etc and those on relaxation. - The construction of standard bus stops and installation of electronic road signs in Akure for instance has given the state capital a new look coupled with a better control of traffic. - The sunshine Estate at Oba-Ile is another housing facility that sprung up