Abiodun Spends N7.38bn On Road Projects In 6 Months - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Abiodun Spends N7.38bn On Road Projects In 6 Months


By Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has spent a cumulative N7.389bn on various road projects across the State between January and June, 2021. 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Akeem Adesina, disclosed this  during the ongoing 2021 budget performance  appraisal before members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Works and Infrastructure led by Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa at the Assembly Complex, Abeokuta. 

Adesina who said the road projects executed by the administration through the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, cited Raypower, Navy-Osi-Ikola roads in Ado-Odo/Ota, Fajol-Ajegunle-America Junction-Alogi road and American Junction-Unity Estate road, which cut across Abeokuta South and Odeda Local Government Areas, as well as Ejirin-Mobalufon- Oluwalogbon road in Ijebu Ode and Ilaro-Owode road in Yewa South Local Government Area as examples. 

Others are Joju road in Ado-Odo/Ota,  Somorin-Kemta-Idi Aba Road in Odeda, Imasayi-Igan Okoto-Ayetoro Road in Yewa North, sectional rehabilitation of Papalanto-Ilaro road in Ewekoro, palliative works along Sango junction-Ojuore road and the construction of City Gate monument at Sagamu Interchange amongst others. 

Also speaking, the General Manager, State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) , Engr. Gbenga Akintola, disclosed that N110.46m was spent on roads  and bridges maintenance in the State within the period under review. 

Akintola noted that the maintenance became imperative to reduce accident rate, thereby improving safe motoring  for all categories of road users.

In their remarks, the lawmakers including Fasuwa, Yusuf Adejojo and Ademuyiwa Adeyemi urged the Ministry and OGPWA to step up works on link roads within community and other internal roads, encouraging them to set machineries in motion for effective monitoring and evaluation of works by contractors handling various projects across the State.

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