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Ijebu-Ode-Epe road another industrial corridor, says Dapo Abiodun

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun (middle), Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya and the chief engineer handling the on-going Ijebu-Ode-Epe Expressway, Amin Eawk, during the inspection of the road in Ijebu-Ode… yesterday.

Shares people’s pain, urges understanding
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun yesterday said he looked beyond another road when he awarded the contract for the construction of Ijebu-Ode-Epe Expressway.

He said that the 14.7 kilometres road, when completed, would be another industrial corridor and bolster status of the state as the nation’s major industrial hub.

Abiodun, while assuring the people that his administration would not abandon any of its projects, said that the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road, which was flagged off in February this year, was expected to be completed early next year, but regretted that it might not be visible due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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He promised that the road would be commissioned in the second half of next year.

The governor, who said he was not unaware of the hardship being faced by commuters across the state, urged patience and assured that the suffering would soon be a thing of the past.

“Efforts are in top gear to put the pains to an end. We are redesigning and prioritising roads because there is simply no alternative to good roads if we are to grow the economy.

“I have since directed the Ministry of Works to come up with what we can do on this road as palliatives to ensure that our people do not suffer unduly.

“I want to say that I feel the pain of our people, I share their pain, but they should be rest assured that we are on top of the situation. You will soon begin to see active work on this road and it is not a project we will start and later abandon,” he said.

Abiodun also said that active and aggressive work had commenced on most of the roads in the state and that work would soon commence on other roads, particularly the Akute/Alagbole road axis in Ifo Local Council.

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