By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Ogun State government through its Ministry of Works and Infrastructure says it plans to utilize N62.44billion for its various capital projects.
Out of this, N62.26billion is meant for the reconstruction of agro-cargo airport, inter/intra city, rural and industrial area roads as well as bridges across the state.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Akinsanya disclosed this while taking turns to defend the ministry’s 2022 budget proposal before the state lawmakers at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Akinsanya added that the objective of the budget was to initiate new road projects in addition to the timely completion of all ongoing roads across the state as well as river crossing and overhead bridges.
He stressed that the 2022 budget would cater for the rehabilitation/reconstruction of 42.5km township roads, reconstruction of 60km rural and 15km Industrial roads, while another 60km of chemical treated roads would be constructed alongside 50km inter/intra cities roads amongst others.
In a related development, the General Manager, State Public Works Agency, Gbenga Akintola has affirmed that the agency was irrevocably committed to sustainable road maintenance and management to aid the state’s industrialization policy.
To achieve the foregoing, Akintola disclosed that the agency had proposed N853.9 million as its total budget for the next fiscal year.
This consisted of N750million for capital projects, while N103million would go for recurrent expenditure.
He explained that sectional rehabilitation of roads across the state would gulp N750million in the next fiscal year.
The lawmakers also considered the budget of the Ministry of Rural Development, Bureau of Electrical Engineering Services and State Water Corporation amongst others.