Abiodun restates commitment to complete abandoned roads

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The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun has reiterated his administration’s commitment to complete road projects awarded but abandoned by the immediate past administration.

The governor said this over the weekend, stating that these roads have direct socio-economic benefits on the residents of the state.

The governor further said more funds would be allocated to the ongoing construction of 53KM Lafenwa-Ayetoro Road to ensure its timely completion.

He noted that the project, also awarded by his predecessor, ought to have been given more priority than it was given by the previous administration, saying work would be expedited on the project which he described as a “major arterial road between Ogun Central and Ogun West”.

The Governor said this during the inspection of work on three key road projects including Lafenwa-Ayetoro, Panseke-Adigbe-Opako and Oke-Lantoro-Elite-Idi Aba, in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

He said his administration was committed to the quick completion of Lafenwa-Ayetoro Road, “because it accounted for thousands of the citizens that are traveling between Ayetoro and Abeokuta for commerce, school and work.”

He further noted that he had seen for himself some portions of the road which required immediate attention, adding that “he had ordered the contractor handling the road to as a matter of urgency move to the affected areas and make movement around the corridor motorable.”

On the three kilometre Panseke-Adigbe-Opako Road, Abiodun disclosed that the road will be further extended by one and half kilometres, to solve the perennial flooding and submerging of Opako Culvert as well as to ease vehicular movement between Obafemi Owode and Abeokuta South Local Government Areas.

He, however, disclosed that he had been assured by the construction company that the road would be completed by the second week of May.

Meanwhile, the governor has assured residents on Oke-Lantoro-Elite-Idi Aba Road, that the faulty power transformer serving the area would be fixed before Easter celebration.

He also informed the residents that the drainage along the road had been redesigned to accommodate more water, adding that a canal on the road would be dredged with a retaining wall built to ensure that the water flowed freely.

While calling on the people of the area to desist from dumping refuse into the canal, Abiodun disclosed that the asphalt laying of the road would commence very soon.

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