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Ogun Govt. approves Akute-Gbenro-Ishasi, 2 other road projects construction

By Idowu Abdullahi,

The Ogun State Government has approved the immediate commencement of work on the 4.65 kilometers Akute-Gbenro-Ishasi road bordering Lagos State, said to have been neglected by successive government for over 20 years,
Also to be reconstructed are the 2.3 kilometers Olusegun Osoba Twiney street in Ifo local government area and the 2.3 kilometers six-lane Molipa Expressway road, connects Ejinrin-Folagbade at Ijebu Ode and Ago-Iwoye road in the Ogun East Senatorial district.
As stated, approval for the immediate commencement of construction work on three roads spread across the Ogun Central and East Senatorial districts of the state was said to be part of resolutions reached by State Executive Council meeting presided over by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday.
The state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, said that the approval was in line the administration’s commitment to deliver dividends of democracy to electorates through impactful infrastructural projects.
Briefing newsmen after the end of the weekly Virtual Executive Council meeting, the commissioner maintained that the approved roads were singled out among pool others after the council considered their ecomic importance to the development of the state and that others would also be approved in no distant future.
“These three roads – two from the Central Senatorial District and from Ifo Local government in particular, are the 4.65 kilometers Akute-Gbenro-Ishasi road and the 2.3 kilometers Olusegun Osoba Twiney street, which is more in the Agbado area. It is very close to the new train terminal. The last one is in the East Senatorial District (Ijebu-Ode). The road is the 2.3 kilometers six-lane Molipa expressway which connects the Ejinrin-Folagbade road and Ago-Iwoye road – all these roads were presented to the council and approved.
“The Ejinrin road will start from the Ibadan Garage roundabout through the Erinlu roundabout all the way to the Okun-Owa road. That is the stretch; that road will connect three local governments of Ijebu-Ode, Ijebu North East and Odogbolu local government areas of the state,’’ he said.
According to him, construction work on the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road, Sagamu-Abeokuta interchange Expressway, Elite-Oke-Lantoro road and the Panseke-Adigbe road would soon be completed and commissioned.
The commissioner while urging the people of the state to be patient with the state government, assured them that all the local government areas of the state would feel the presence of the state government in terms of good road infrastructure.
Akinsanya added those plying the Panseke-Adigbe road and the Elite-Oke-Lantoro road would soon heave a sigh of relief because asphalting of the roads, which had started would be completed as soon as the raining season ends.
“The Governor had urged the contractors on the Panseke-Adigbe road to do ashphalt on the road every two to three weeks. Unfortunately with rain not much can be done but the dry weather is coming. Hopefully, by the end of the year or early January, but the intention is to have it ready for Christmas because the good weather will come in very soon. On the Elite road, work is currently going on with the drainages, so as to control the flood that happened previously. The road will also be completed very soon,’’ he said.

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