By: Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State government has made good its promise of making life and motoring more comfortable for the people, as it has begun rehabilitation of over 30-kilometre intra city roads across the State through its Public Works Agency (OPWA).
Leading government delegation on inspection tour of the projects, the Consultant to the Governor on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, revealed that besides the road construction and rehabilitation, the State Government has also begun the re-designing and proper channelization of drainages in different parts of the State, with a view to curb flooding being experienced by residents and road users.
Akinsanya highlighted some of the roads presently undergoing rehabilitation to include; Bright Fashion junction, Surulere-Baruwa/Eleja road, Hospital-Ajegunle, in Sagamu axis, while full construction had also commenced at Molipa-Fusigboye, Asafa-Oke, Asafa-Isale roads in Ogun East Senatorial District, Fajol-Ajegunle road in Obantoko, Elite road-Oke Lantoro- Isale Ake, as well as Vespa-Olose Titun, Ikorita Meje in Ifo area, Ogun Central.
He added that Osi-Ikola-Navy and Ray-power road at Ota, Ogun West Senatorial were also being reconstructed, assuring that all ongoing projects embarked upon by the agency and the ones inherited from the previous administration would be completed in due course.
Engr. Akinsanya said, over 100 rural roads have been identified for chemical treatment and rehabilitation to ease the movement of farm produce to markets, maintaining that the present administration placed priority on roads and infrastructure.
Also speaking, the Site Engineer for Ogun East Senatorial District, Abiodun Ogunsina, explained that the rehabilitation work involves drainage clearing and cart away, stone base and asphalt repairs.
Speaking on behalf of the residents, Mrs. Adeola Obafemi and Pastor Samuel Adekanmi, appreciated Governor for fulfilling his electioneering promises, urging the workers to expedite the construction works.