Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has said his administration would prioritise roads, hospitals and other projects abandoned by his predecessor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, because they were ab initio funded with tax payers’ money.
He said no part of the state would be neglected in the distribution of infrastructure, as he had decided to make the people the centrepiece of his administration.
“I will not leave any project abandoned by the previous government. Those they funded or abandoned midway will be completed by us. When we were drawing up budget, we asked for your inputs and these are the roads and projects you chose by yourselves.
”Infrastructure, especially road, will be given the right attention in order to open up the state for more economic development,” the governor said at the weekend after inspecting major roads in the East and Central senatorial districts.
He inspected the Oba Erinwole Road in Sagamu, Kuto Flyover, Elite and Fajol-Osara-Gbonagun roads in Abeokuta.
Abiodun noted that the issue of good road network could not be overemphasised, as roads opened up the state to socio-economic activities and promoted the welfare of the citizenry.
He said the Oba Erinwole Road, which was in a terrible state when he took over and had become a death trap for users, “is an important road that serves industries and links the Sagamu-Ore-Benin Expressway.”
“I came to see the level of work done on this Oba Erinwole Road. This road is very important, as it leads to many factories and industries. We awarded the contract for this road in March. But for the COVID-19 pandemic, work would have gone further than this by now. When it is completed, it will alleviate the suffering of the people,” the governor said.
At the Kuto flyover and service lanes in Abeokuta, he said although they were awarded by the last administration, they would be completed soon, as he had extracted commitment from the contractor.