In fulfilment of the indication given as a fall out of the virtual Consultative meeting on the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and 2021 Budget at the Executive Chambers of the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, Prince Dapo Abiodun has met with traditional rulers in Ogun west led by the Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of yewa, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle at his Palace in Ilaro.
Earlier the Governor had promised to mandate Commissioners for Works and Infrastructure and his Transport counterpart to deliberate with the people of Ogun West and look at the list of roads that had been presented for the axis, noting that whatever list comes out of the meeting would be considered as a priority for the people of the Senatorial district.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Engr Noimot Salako-Oyedele said that the meeting was aimed at getting factual statistics and the expectations of the people of Ogun west, in the area of infrastructural development, particularly roads in order to address them and deliver on such.
He added that in doing this,, the state government will also be looking into the peculiarities of each area in the provision of these roads, with a view to ensure that what is provided suited the various vehicular traffic demands placed on them.
“ What we have done is to consider the different specifications of roads for different areas, we are looking at the construction of concrete roads where necessary because of the heavy industrial vehicles that ply such axis, so that in areas we know we are going to have heavy vehicles the road design suits such demands” he said
He informed that with the submission of report by the committee on the review of projects, government has been able to identify the gray areas and started work to enable contractors return to site on the roads, insisting that work will resume on them to enable its citizenry reap the benefits of this Government and have improved lifestyle.
Responding on behalf of Traditional rulers , Olu of Ilaro and Paramount ruler of Yewland, HRM Oba Kehinde Olugbenle appreciated Governor Dapo Abiodun for being responsive, this he said showed he was indeed royalty and cared about the overall welfare of the good people of Ogun State. He indicated that it is the first time since he has ascended the throne that a town hall meeting of that nature will hold and a sitting Governor will immediately swing into action to get a firsthand feel of where the shoe pinches saying he was indeed very impressed.