Ogun state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has made good his promise to ease the pains of the motorists plying Ojodu-Alagbole-Akute road with the series of ongoing palliative works on the 4.65km road.
It would be recalled that Gov Abiodun had last week Wednesday said that the abandoned road project by his predecessor, Sen Ibikunle Amosun has been reevaluated and redesigned and that his government would soon begin its construction with drainages and complete it in record time.
The palliative work on the road, according to the Commissioner for Works, Engr Ade Akinsanya was to make it a bit motorable and reduce the hardship faced daily by the motorists pending the major construction of the road which is slated to begin immediately after the rain.
Engr. Ade Akinsanya while speaking to newsmen shortly after inspecting palliative work on the road, said that the palliative work was in response to Gov Abiodun’s promise to mitigate the hardship of the users of this road pending just after the rain when the construction works would start on the road.
He described the road as part of the economic linkage Gov Abiodun has penciled down to revitalise so as to make life easier for the residents of the state in that axis and also ensure unhindered access to the neighbouring Lagos State.
Aside the 4.65 kilometre Ojodu Abiodun/Akute road, Akinsanya also disclosed that the road coming from Sango to Akute, where the bridge can be seen would also be done, calling on the people of the State to be patient with the State Government in its resolve to make roads across the State motorable.
He emphasised that palliative works would be done on Ojodu Abiodun-Denro Ishashi-Ajuwon-Akute Alagbole-Yakoyo, and Alagbado-Oke Aro-Lambe-Matogun roads and their environs.
“This road is a vital road. It is a road linking us with Lagos State. It is part of the economic linkage our administration is trying to revitalise in this area. The new road is coming very soon. The design is ready. To make it motorable when it rains is the reason for the palliative work we are doing here today. There has been a lot of complaints on the road, but the Governor has directed us to make it motorable, even in the interim.
“There will be a brand new road linking this place to Lagos. It is a 4.65 kilometre road. At the same time, the road coming from Sango to Akute here where you see the bridge – that also will be done,” he said.
A resident and Pastor in charge of First Baptist Church, Akute, Reverend Ayo Ojeleye, commended the state government for the ongoing palliative works on the road demanding however that the government should please ensure that it stand by its word and see to the construction of the road immediately after the rains.