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Abiodun Explains Reasons For Completing Amosun's Abandoned Road Projects In Abeokuta

Governor Abiodun addressing journalists shortly after inspecting the Panseke/Adigbe road

Michael-Azeez Ogunsiji 

ABEOKUTA - Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has disclosed that, all abandoned road projects by immediate past administration of the state would be soon be completed. 


Abiodun explained that, road infrastructure remains the bedrock of his administration, stressing that it was important for his Administration to ensure that people coming to work in the State do that without having to go through the pain of bad and hazardous roads. 


The governor who disclosed this on Wednesday while inspecting the dualization of Panseke/Adigbe road in Abeokuta said, most of the road projects abandoned by Senator Ibikunle Amosun's led administration in the state were embarked upon with taxpayers money, hence, should not be neglected for political infighting. 


"We see road infrastructure as an essential component of development. We have prioritised the issue of roads across the length and breadth of the State, and this is one of the roads we are doing.


"This Panseke-Adigbe Road was awarded by the previous administration but was not funded. When I came here when the bridge at Opako collapsed, I promised that this road would be completed. What we are doing here today and across the State is a fufillment of our promise," he said.


Abiodun further explained that aside the Panseke-Adigbe Road project left uncompleted by the previous administration, the current Administration is currently working on Ijebu Ode-Epe Road; Oba Erinwole Road, Hospital Road in Sagamu; Elite and Lafenwa-Rounda roads. 


He added that his Administration is focusing on all the access roads that are State roads.


The Governor, who also disclosed that the major reason why his Administration is focusing on access roads that belong to the State was to use their completion to bring people in with ease, added that the total rebranding of the  Abeokuta-Sagamu Road was to ensure that people coming into the State through the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway continue to enjoy a pleasurable ride down to the State Capital after the completion of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.


"We have started the Sagamu-Abeokuta Road, and it will be pointless for the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to be completed and then investors enjoy a pleasurable ride all the way from Lagos, Ibadan or the East without any issue, then the journey between Interchange and Abeokuta becomes a nightmare. So we have started on that road. If not for the pandemic, we would have completed it," he said. 


Abiodun, who also explained that his Administration has enlisted another set of roads which are to be completed across the State, stated that the Administration is poised to ensure that people are able to move within, in and out the State with ease.

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