Ogun : Quality Governance, Best Way To Thank You For Supporting Me - Abiodun - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Friday, July 16, 2021

Ogun : Quality Governance, Best Way To Thank You For Supporting Me - Abiodun


By Ayobami Ife,  Abeokuta

Govetnor Dapo Abiodun has assured the people of the state that his administration will use initiating and executing developmental projects across the state as a 'thank you' to them for their support during  2019 governorship election. 

Abiodun gave the assurance in Ijebu - Igbo while flagging off the Local government election campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ijebu North Local government area of the state.

He said that his administration has carried out more than 272 kilometers of roads within the past two years with 63 of them executed in Ijebu North Local Government alone.

He added that road works are also currently ongoing in 18 of the 20 local government areas of the state.

He recalled that the litigation instituted by one of the contractors handling the Ilishan - Ago-Iwoye road project for his predecessor stalled works on that road but disclosed that his administration overcame the challenges by opting for an out-of-court settlement.

The governor assurred that reconstruction work will soon start on the road which he said links the state's proposed Agro Cargo Airport at Ilishan in Ikenne Local Government area with the neighbouring Oyo and Osun States through Ijebu-Igbo, headquarters of Ijebu North Local Government.

He also inspected the Igan road in Ago Iwoye area of the local government, describing his government as  a promise keeping government.

"In just two years, this administration has constructed more than 272kilometres of road. We are are working and constructing roads in 18 out of the 20 Local government areas of the state as we speak. The government is a promise keeping government.

"In our inclusive approach to governance and to rapid infrastructural development that is determined by those that have elected us into office, this road called Igan road was chosen as the road as the good people of Ago Iwoye want us to rehabilitate or reconstruct for them. 

"We don't sit down in Abeokuta and say this road is road we are going go for the in Ago Iwoye or in Ijebu North, the people of Ago Iwoye decided that this is the road that is of priority to them, so the Exco approved the reconstruction of this road. 

"This road is about 1.75, 1.8km and we also ensured that we awarded the contract to a contractor who is an indigene of this area and that is basically because we want the benefits to trickle down to our immediate neighborhood and ensure that he engage our youths in this corridor as well. 

"As you can see some of the drainages have been constructed and some parts of the road have been asphalted. The drainages will be covered which will serve as walkway. 

"I must say that this is probably the first time Ago Iwoye is seeing anything like this since the time of baba Osoba. I think Ago Iwoye has not seen any semblance of government in terms of road infrastructural development in the last 16 years".

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