By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Chairman of Ogun Waterside Local Government in Ogun State, Comrade Femi Onanuga aka CFO, has begun the rehabilitation of the 43 kilometer-road from Orita J4 to Iwopin, the newspaper town.
The council boss began the rehabilitation and palliative measure on the road in order to make life more comfortable for dwellers of the areas.
He explained that the roads had been in a deplorable condition for a while, which has caused a lot of havoc and hardship to the people of the area, including the recent death of an illustrious son of the Abigiland, Hon. Jimoh Bello, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibiade Ward.
Promising to complete the road projects on or before August 25 for the benefit of the people, CFO said: “A few months ago I held a meeting with the stakeholders about the deplorable condition of the road and we agreed that there is an urgent need to return the road to a good condition for the use of motorists.
“In line with our electoral promises, our people must not lack any social amenities but due to lack of fund we could not muster the financial strength to do it since.
“The stakeholders meeting was held with people including members of NURTW, REATEN, NATA and other interested stakeholders and we began to charge a token for the road rehabilitation and we promised that within 100 days after the meeting, something must happen”.
While assuring motorists on ensuring quality and good work on the roads, he also urged them to be patient and endure any inconvenience they might experience when work begins on the road.
Engineer Abiodun Olusegun commended Comrade Onanuga for the road rehabilitation despite the shortage of fund in the council.
The engineer promised to deliver quality road to the people as the chairman has made available all the materials needed.
He said the road project would be completed on or before 25th of August, 2017 by God grace.