Our New Road Projects Not To Seek Votes For Gov. Abiodun's Second Term Ambition - Ogun Govt - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Our New Road Projects Not To Seek Votes For Gov. Abiodun's Second Term Ambition - Ogun Govt

ABEOKUTA - The Ogun State Government has claimed that its new approved road project was not to seek the peoples vote for second term ambition of Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Recall that the Ogun State Government on Monday approved the reconstruction of 32km Ijoko/Sango/Agbado roads.

The government said the 32km roads include, Alagbole, Akute-Agbado crossing.

Addressing journalists on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Alhaji Waheed Odusile said the new road approval were prioritized due to the deplorable condition of the road and challenges motorists confronted.

Odusile said the government decided to take up the road projects since the federal government refused to come to the rescue.

He added that, despite the dwindling income from the Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) which affected the current administration's physical project, Governor Abiodun's administration has continued to improve on the state's IGR.

"The dwindling FAAC is taking a toll on our administration. Without inflicting pain on our people we have been increasing our target to N100bn.

"We are expecting FG's reaction on Singer/ Tollgate. So, we are not waiting if help is not coming from Abuja, we have to help ourselves.

"The road we are focusing now are FG roads that we have made efforts in the past to fix. More that 4x Dapo went to Abuja with Minister of works. It was after the denial by FG. It is not about second term, we have been doing roads. 

"What government has been doing is to use FAAC to take care of salaries and recurrent expenditures and dedicate our IGR to capital expenditures."

Also speaking, the Commissioner for Works in the state, Engr. Ade Akinsanya said contractors have already been mobilized to the sites.

Akinsanya said the road which connects Sango-Ijoko-Agbado Akute Alagbole and Yakoyo ends of Ojodu Berger of Lagos began in 2013 by Senator Ibikunle Amosun's administration but fails to complete it.

He equally said the Mowe-Ofada road awarded in 2014 by past government and abandoned would be redone and widen with drainage system.

Akinsanya said work will commence simultaneously on the 7.5km Singer to tollgate due to its deplorable condition and difficult for motorists to ply.

He added that, the Toll Gate to singer 7.5km will be sectional rehabilitation while palliative will be done on other section of the road to brewery in Abeokuta.

Akinsanya explained that initial work will be done on the 8.5km at Sango end and 1.5k on Lagos/Ogun end.

The Commissioner however assured that the road project will be completed by December 2022.

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