Ogun Expends Over N7.38bn On Road Projects In Six Months - EDU-BIZNEWS


Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Ogun Expends Over N7.38bn On Road Projects In Six Months

Ogun State Government says it has spent over N7.389billion on the various completed road projects as well as the ongoing construction and rehabilitation of roads across the three Senatorial Districts between January and June, this year. 

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Akeem Adesina, made this known on Tuesday during the ongoing 2021 mid-year budget performance assessment before members of the State House of Assembly Committee on Works and Infrastructure led by Hon. Abayomi Fasuwa at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta. 

Adesina listed the projects to include Raypower, Navy-Osi-Ikola roads in Ado-Odo/Ota, Fajol-Ajegunle-A merica 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. 

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. 

Similarly, General Manager of the State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) , Engr. Gbenga Akintola, revealed that his agency expended over N110.46million within the period under on maintenance of roads and bridges in the state

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 tasked the Ministry and OGPWA to step up measures at giving more priority to linking roads within community and other internal roads

They asked  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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