Protect infrastructure, Abiodun urges Ogun residents

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Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has called on the people of the state to take ownership of public infrastructure including roads in their various localities.

The governor said it was the duty of state residents to protect the roads, which he said belonged to them.

Abiodun said this during the inauguration of the one kilometer Isheri-Olofin Palace road in the Ifo local government area of ​​the state.

Abiodun, which was represented by its works and infrastructure commissioner; Ade Adesanya, noted that his administration will continue to do everything in its power to improve the lives of the people of the state.

Abiodun said: “It is your duty to protect the roads because they belong to you.”

He said his administration would not relax its efforts to rehabilitate some failing sections of the Sango-Ota-Ijoko-Alagbole road.

He added that the road, which has been divided into six sections, will be completed in time to facilitate the movement of goods and services.

He said, “Let me charge all of our people in the state, especially the people of this area, to take ownership of this road and other projects across the state. You must protect them because they belong to you.

“On the Sango-Ota-Ijoko-Alagbole road, let me assure you that the works are in progress and will be completed within the stipulated time.

“What we have done is to divide the project into six sections, this is to ensure a faster completion of the project. Already, work is underway on the two sections one and six which are the beginning and the end of the road.

“In addition, work will soon begin on sections two through five, which are between Mr. Biggs and Ijoko. Additionally, a section from Abule-Ekun to Lambe, Jalisco was soon to start as the contractor mobilizes to the site.

On the Lagos-Abeokuta road, Abiodun said his administration would continue to embark on the continuous maintenance of the road pending its handover to the state.

He added that his administration will continue to improve its public-private partnership program to identify financial options available for highway projects in the state.

In his remarks, a member representing Ifo/Ewekoro, Ibrahim Isiaka, who facilitated the project, revealed that the road project which was made possible through the support of the Chairman, House Committee on Works, Hon. Kabir Mohammed, was dedicated to the present administration of the state.

Isiaka, while calling on the people of the state to support the governor’s ambition for the second term, said a second term would ensure the completion of current projects as well as the start of new ones.

Furthermore, the Olofin of Isheri, Oba Sulaimon Bamgbade, praised the initiator of the project in the region, saying that the project will enhance the economic development of the region.

Oba Bamgbade, while calling on the townspeople to support Abiodun’s second term ambition, said the governor had done well with the few resources he was in charge of.

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