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Ogun begins palliative work on Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole Akute road

By Seye Olumide, Ibadan 
01 October 2021   |   3:00 am
Addressing the media yesterday, the State’s Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, said it was necessary to embark on the palliative work to relieve the pains being experienced by residents

[FILES] The abandoned Akute road

Ogun State Government has begun palliative works on Sango-Ijoko-Alagbole Akute road.
 
Addressing the media yesterday, the State’s Commissioner for Works, Mr. Ade Akinsanya, said it was necessary to embark on the palliative work to relieve the pains being experienced by residents of the area on a daily basis.

   
Recall that the immediate past administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun had planned to reconstruct the road by making it six lanes but the project, expected to gulp N38billion, never took off, despite the demolition of many buildings and construction of gigantic bridges in many spots.
 
This, residents said, had caused severe devastation, pain and anguish as people struggled to navigate the 37-kilometre terrain.
 
Akinsanya, said that the state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, had directed commencement of palliative works on the road to alleviate the suffering of residents.
 
According to him, “Abiodun’s administration had been able to modify the design of the road to minimise additional demolition of buildings in the area.

He said: “This project has been declared a top priority by Governor Abiodun because he is deeply concerned about the plight of the people living in the areas.

“Already, we have perfected an agreement with the Lagos State Government with regard to the border towns. 
“We urge people of the area to bear with us as the work gets underway. The contractors have started work in Alagbole.”