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Ogun Govt Assures Residents Of Quality Roads, As Abiodun Approves 12 New Roads

 

Governor Abiodun inspecting one of the ongoing road constructions in Ogun

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun state government has approved 12 new roads for construction across the three senatorial districts of the state. 


The 12 new roads according to the state Commissioner for Works, Engr. Ade Akinsanya was approved by the State Executive Council.


Engr. Akinsanya who silent on the cost of construction of the 43.61km roads said the ongoing road construction by Dapo Abiodun's administration will last 15years of durability. 


The Commissioner noted that, work had stopped at other ongoing road projects in the state due to attack on the contractors handling those projects by the EndSARS protesters.


He said as soon as the crisis across the country is subdue, contractors would move back to the sites. 


According to him, the state government is discussing with the federal government to take possession of the roads which include, Lagos-Abeokuta-Sango-Ota road, Atan -Owode -Idiroko road to ameliorate the suffering of the people on the roads. 


"The exco approved has 12 new roads for construction across the three senatorial districts of the state. Other projects going on in the state have been given palliative to make it motorable for road users. For instance, the Lagos/Abeokuta, Sango-Ota are federal roads, but that has not stopped the state government from repairing those roads. 


"The roads are in bad shape, but that does not stop the state for providing palliative. The contractors were unable to move materials to site due to the protest.


"But on permanent solution, Prince Dapo Abiodun has given us the marching order to determine how much will cost to build the roads. Presently, the Governor is talking to FG to take possession of the road."


According to the Commissioner, the 12 new roads are Sagamu-Ore Interchange, Rehabilitation/Construction of Ilisan market road, rehabilitation of Inner road,  Itori junction junction -Total road in Ewekoro local government, construction of Joju road in Ado-Odo Ota, Olomore junction and Sanni off Lafenwa in Abeokuta. 


Others are; Sagamu junction -Iperu roundabout, Reconstruction of Ago-Iwoye -Oru-Ijebu-Igbo road, Reconstruction of Orile-Oko road, reconstruction of Ilashe-Koko-Alari road in Ipokia local government, reconstruction of Somorin-Kemta-Idi-Aba road among others. 


Also speaking, the Ogun state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile explained that, the approved roads were on request of community leaders in the state. 


Odusile added that, the governor was passionate about the roads, saying many suburb towns in the state which has never witness any developments in terms of infrastructure will begin to enjoy dividends of democracy. 


He therefore assured residents of Ota, Akute, Alagbole of relief has government was ready to complete all ongoing projects in the state.

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