Ogun Earnmakes Over N62.25bn For Agro- Cargo Airport,Roads Construction - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Ogun Earnmakes Over N62.25bn For Agro- Cargo Airport,Roads Construction

Ogun State Government has earnmaked N62.257billion for the construction of its ongoing Agro-Cargo Airport in Ikenne Local Government Area, in addition to inter/intra city, rural and industrial areas roads as well as bridges across the State. 

The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya disclosed this on Wednesday during his  defence of the Ministry's 2022 budget proposal of N62.438billion before Finance and Appropriation Committee of the State House of Assembly in Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Akinsanya explained that the objective of the budget was to initiate new road projects in addition to the timely completion of all ongoing roads across the State as well as river crossing and overhead bridges. 

He stressed that the budget would cater for the rehabilitation/reconstruction of 42.5km township road, reconstruction of 60km rural and 15km Industrial roads, while another 60km of chemical treated roads would be constructed alongside 50km inter/intra cities roads amongst others. 

In a related development, the General Manager, State Public Works Agency, Engr. Gbenga Akintola has affirmed that the agency was irrevocably committed to sustainable road maintenance and management to aid the State industrialization policy. 

To achieve the foregoing, Akintola disclosed that the agency had proposed a sum N853.9m as its total budget for the next fiscal year, this consisted of N750m for capital projects, while N103m would go for recurrent expenditure.

He explained that sectional rehabilitation of roads across the State would gulp N750m in the next fiscal year. 

The lawmakers also considered the budget of the State Ministry of Rural Development, Bureau of Electrical Engineering Services and State Water Corporation amongst others .

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