Ogun begins massive roads rehabilitation, construction

By Nudoiba Ojen

Ogun State residents are heaving a sigh of relief as the Prince Dapo Abiodun administration has embarked on massive rehabilitation and reconstruction of many roads across the state.

Works Commissioner, Engr Ade Akinsanya, said that the roads would be prioritised based on funds availability and the economic viability of those roads.

Akinsanya said in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, on Wednesday that 120 roads, spread across the 20 local government areas in the state, were submitted by stakeholders.

Akinsanya said that the move was in line with the avowed commitment of the Abiodun administration to make Ogun more attractive to both local and foreign investors.

He noted that “to make the exercise have the desired impact on the people, the governor mandated stakeholders, including royal fathers, lawmakers both state and federal, local government chairmen, community leaders, religious leaders, among others to submit critical roads that required immediate attention in their domain.

“Rehabilitation works have commenced on some of the roads, while contractors will move to the remaining ones soon.

“Governor Abiodun has also secured the collaboration of the Federal Government for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of an additional 14 roads.

“The roads to be jointly rehabilitated with the cooperation of the Federal Ministry of Works, include Laderin-Train Station (Phase 1) (ongoing); Adesanolu Road, Mowe (ongoing); Liberty Road, Oru Ijebu (ongoing); Babcock Road via Ilisan Market Road; Ayegbami Road, Iperu; Safetedo Street, Iperu (ongoing); Odo-Egbe Junction/Ereko/Ondo Road Junction (ongoing); Major Thompson Road, Sagamu (ongoing); Methodist Church, Iperu; Awokoya Street, Ijebu Ode; Kanga Lagos-Ilese Road, Lots 1 (ongoing), Lots11, 111 among others,” he said

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