By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun state traditional rulers in Yewa Land has commended Prince Dr Dapo Abiodun the Governor of Ogun State for the commencement rehabilitation of abandoned Owode Ilaro road
Oba Abdul-Mujid Adesegun Rufai Alao Olowo of Owo Yewaland gave the commendation yesterday while fielding question from our correspondent in Abeokuta.
The Monarch explained that Owode-Ilaro road construction project, which was abandoned by the immediate past administration of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is now wearing a new look, as engineers continue work in earnest, by installing drainage.
He said, the residents and road users in Yewa and its environs groaned for the long period when this viable road was abandoned, as every journey through the road meant the hazardous inhalation of dust or the uncertainty of getting stuck in deep gullies.
Appreciate the incumbent Executive Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, in fulfilling his promise to complete all roads his Administration met abandoned, has however returned the contractor in charge to site, and significant progress has so far been made.
The Owode-Ilaro Road in Yewa is a very strategic road which serves as a major bypass for road users, linking towns like Idiroko, Ado Odo, Badagry, Seme and Oke Odan to other major cities in Ogun State, including Ilaro and Abeokuta.
While serving its role as a major bypass, the Owode-Ilaro Road will on completion ease the traffic burden on the popular Sango-Idiroko Road, which is a Federal Road where the Ogun State Government is putting palliative works in place to minimise the hardship being faced by the public, while a permanent solution is sought.
It would be recalled that Governor Dapo Abiodun is in talks with the Federal Government, as he seeks transfer of the Lagos-Abeokuta and Sango-Idiroko Expressways to the Ogun State Government for immediate full reconstruction.
When completed, the Owode-Ilaro Road, which is very close to one of the State’s industrial areas, will aid the socioeconomic development of Ogun State and bring significant relief to residents, who have for years lost every sense of entitlement in the hands of the previous administration, as they carry out their daily business activities.
Also Oba Abdul-Mujid Adesegun Rufai Alao, Olowo of Owo Yewaland commend the communal effort of good people of Owode Yewa to made road passable for all the road users before government takeover.
While appealing to Governor Dapo Abiodun to extend his kind gesture to the good people of Owo kingdom in fixing 12 kilometers of Owo to Oke Odan roads.