The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed the readiness of its administration to collaborate with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to reconstruct the dilapidated Ogijo-Sagamu Road.
Abiodun, who made this disclosure on Monday at the official inauguration of the 4-kilometre Oba Erinwole Road in Sagamu Local Government Area of the state, said that work would commence on the construction of Hospital Road in Sagamu during the week.
He expressed his dismay that previous administrations left the Oba Erinwole Road unattended despite its direct bearing on the socio-economic lives of the people, which according to him led to the deplorable condition of the important road.
“We realized that majority of these roads have a direct bearing on the economic circumstances of our people. One of such neglected road is the Oba Erinwole Road. By the time we came into office, the road had become a nightmare; completely impassable and caused untold hardship to our people and Sagamu was becoming a pariah among cities because of this neglect.
“I am therefore happy to be here today, to commission this same Oba Erinwole Road that was meant to be a punishment orchestrated by the former governor and narrow-minded politicians of yesteryears towards the Remo people. This project again is a touchstone to our commitment as a promise-keeping administration. We will continue to fulfill all our promises in all parts of Ogun State.
“In our approach to the infrastructural development of Ogun State, Oba Erinwole Road was identified among other roads across the state as a top priority for completion before the end of our first term.
Till date, over 80 major roads and others (Federal roads inclusive) totaling 400km have been constructed, reconstructed or rehabilitated across the state. This administration in three years and six months has done more in terms of kilometers of roads than previous administrations in the State”, the governor stated.