Ogun to construct 42.7 kilometres of new roads
The Ogun State government has approved construction of new set of roads measuring over 42.7 kilometres across the State.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya who said this, explained that the project include the 24.5-kilometers Ilaro-Iwoye-Owode road in Yewa South Council.
He stated the 24 kilometres Ikenne-Ilishan-Ago-Iwoye road, which cuts across Ikenne, Odogbolu and Ijebu-North Councils, the 3.8 kilometres Togunrin-Tigara Agodo road, Ogun Waterside, as well as 1.8 kilometres Esure-Mushin Road, Ijebu- East Council road projects, would be constructed.
The commissioner lamented that the newly approved roads had been abandoned for years, adding that the present administration will alleviate the sufferings of residents.
Akinsanya said the roads when completed would serve as a link to the neighbouring communities, attract investors to the state, improve economic activities and provide over 3,000 jobs for residents.
“The impact of the roads will be felt across the state for socio-economic development and individual prosperity,” he said.
He said over 2,000 kilometers of roads have been awarded, completed and commissioned by the present administration.
These roads, according to him, include 14-Kilometres Ijebu-Ode- Mojoda-Epe, forty-two kilometers Abeokuta-Siun-Sagamu Interchange, 4-kilometres Ikola/ Navy-Osi Ota/Raypower and 4-kilometres Idi Aba-Elite-Oke-Lantoro roads.
MEANWHILE, residents and motorists of Kemta-Somorin have commended the state government for embarking on road projects in the area as well as other parts in the state.
In separate remarks, the chairman, Cab Drivers Association, Jamiu Olatoye and the Amalgamated Commercial Motorcycles Riders Association of Nigeria (ACOMORAN), Kemta Somorin branch, Taiwo Oluwaseyi said the project has improved trade and reduced the cost of vehicles maintenance.
On her part, a resident, Mrs. Ronke Adeleke pointed out that the road when completion will bring succour to the people and decongest traffic along Obantoko-Ibadan road as well as serve as alternative route for travellers.
The project manager, Hitech Construction Company, Marc Semaan assured that the project will be delivered in record time. He added that necessary machinery is in place with the support of the government, to deliver standard road projects.