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Ogun spent N7.38bn on roads in 6 months

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Segun Ayinde, Abeokuta 

Ogun state government, on yesterday, said it had expended a total of N7.389bn on the various completed and ongoing construction and rehabilitation of roads across the state between January and June, 2021. 

The special adviser to the governor on works and infrastructure, Engr. Akeem Adesina, disclosed this during the ongoing 2021 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, Abeokuta. 

Adesina reeled out the road project to include Raypower, Navy-Osi-Ikola roads in Ado-Odo/Ota, Fajol-Ajegunle-America Junction-Alogi road and American Junction-Unity Estate road, in 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. 

Earlier, the General Manager, State Public Works Agency (OGPWA), Engr. Gbenga Akintola, while presenting the budget performance report of the agency, stated that N110.46m had been expended on the maintenance of roads and bridges in the state within the period under review. 

Akintola stated that the maintenance became imperative to reduce accident rate, thereby improving safe motoring for all categories of road users.

In their remarks, some lawmakers present urged the ministry and OGPWA to step up measures at giving more priority to link roads within communities and encouraged setting up machinery for effective monitoring and evaluation of jobs by contractors handling various projects across the state.

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