The Ogun State Executive Council has approved construction of what it described “three key roads” in the state.
Briefing newsmen after a virtual State Exco meeting in Abeokuta, theOgun state capital, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructures, AdeAkinsanya, listed the roads to include the long abandoned 4.65Kilometre Denro-Isashi-Akute Road, 2.3 Kilometre Olusegun Osoba-Toyin Road in Agbado Area, both in Ifo Local Government Area, as well as 3.2 Kilometre Molipa-Erinlu Road, which connects Ijebu Ode, Odogbolu and Ijebu North East LGs, in Ogun East Senatorial District.
While describing road infrastructure as a catalyst for socio-economicdevelopment, the Commissioner noted that the Denro-Ishashi-Akute Road has been abandoned for years and residents in the area have been traumatised by the bad condition of the road.
Akinsanya said the two roads in Ifo Local Government are very vital, adding that “these roads link Ogun with Lagos State and they are partsof the linkage this administration is relying on to revitalise theeconomy in this area. There will be a brand new road linking thisplace to Lagos soon”.
He added that the roads when completed will contribute immensely to the socio-economic growth and as well improve the security architecture of the state.
“The impact of the roads would be felt across the state. When workbegins, no fewer than 4,000 people would be provided jobs directly andindirectly”, Akinsanya explained.
He, however, disclosed that no fewer than four road projects would be presented to the State Executive Council for approval every two weeks.
The Commissioner further said that some of the roads awarded by the Dapo Abiodun-led administration in the first phase of road projects have been completed, while those that are yet to be completed would be completed as soon as rain subsides.
Speaking on the housing projects, the Special Adviser to GovernorAbiodun on Public Communication, Remmy Hazzan, disclosed thatdifferent housing projects were going on in different parts ofthe state.
He said construction of the affordable housing estates are in going on simultaneously in Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, Kobape, Sagamu, Ijebu-Ode, Ota, Ilaro and other towns in the state.
According to Hazzan, the houses, which are “truly affordable” are being subscribed to by residents in the state.