Ogun State Government has reiterated its commitment to embark on massive rehabilitation of roads and construction of drainages to reduce rate of accidents and make life comfortable for its citizens.
Addressing newsmen at his office in Abeokuta, Consultant to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, maintained that the present administration had resolved to satisfy the yearnings of the people through massive rehabilitation of roads and construction of drainages, saying 15 roads were currently at different levels of completion across the three Senatorial Districts of the State.
While reacting to the recent press release by the Nigerian Bar Association, Ota Branch, Akinsanya explained that, Ikola-Navy-Osi-Ota road, Ray-power road, Ota-Owode-Idiroko road, among others were under construction in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government area of the State.
“Government realised the importance of good road and that is why palliative works are ongoing simultaneously in different parts of the State. We also know the economic importance of Ota axis and that is why we have embarked on rehabilitation and construction of three major roads within the axis”, he disclosed.
He revealed that the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun with his Lagos State counterpart, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-olu were still negotiating with the Federal Government on the possibility of ceding the Ikorodu-Ogijo-Sagamu, Epe-Ijebu-Ode roads and Lagos-Abeokuta expressway to them, in order to facilitate speedy attention.
He said government intended to achieve this through Public Private Partnership (PPP), noting that, in spite of the heavy rainfall being experienced, palliative works were still ongoing and massive reconstruction would commence as soon as the rain subsided.
‘’Let it be made clear that road rehabilitations, as well as road constructions remain top priority to the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun. Presently, palliative measures are in progress on some of our roads. However, after the rain, we hope to embark on construction of identified roads’’, Akinsanya said.
The Consultant added that the State Government would leave no stone unturned at ensuring the provision of good roads, habitable environment and adequate infrastructures across the State.