Deplorable Roads: OGSG Pledges to Embark on Massive Road Rehabilitation

Apparently in response to outcry over the condition of roads in the state, especially the border areas, the Ogun State government has expressed its readiness to embark on palliative measures to make some roads, damaged by the on-going rainy season, motorable.

In a statement, the Special Adviser on Works to Governor Dapo Abiodun, Engineer Akinsanya stated that the state Ministry of Works would soon carry out comprehensive road repairs across the state.

Engineer Akinsanya spoke while inspecting the level of damage caused by erosion on some roads across the state.He said the government was aware of the challenges confronting the people, particularly road users.

“The rainy season is here and we are aware of the attendant challenges it has on our roads. However the government is monitoring the situation and is already putting adequate palliative measures in place to arrest the menace,” he said.

Some of the roads identified include Mowe – Ofada in Obafemi Local Government Area, the second lane of Adatan – More junction in Abeokuta South Local Government Area and Akute – Alagbole in Ifo Local Government Area, among others.

He said the identified roads, along with others would receive adequate attention immediately after the rain subsided.

Akinsanya said that the reconstruction of sections of Ijoko-Akute road was on-going, adding that it was being done in phases.

He reassured residents of the state that their well-being and welfare remained the utmost priority of the state government, adding that Governor Abiodun was resolute and committed to improving, not only the economic viability of the state, but to also make life more bearable for the citizenry.

It would be recalled that commuters had been going through difficult times as major roads in the border communities like Agbado, Akute, Oke Aro and Alagbole have practically broken down, making it difficult for millions of residents to commute to and from work while several business concerns in the area have been grounded.