The Commissioner for Rural Development in Ogun, Mr Oludotun Taiwo has said that the State Government had concluded plans to rehabilitate 207 rural roads in 2021.
Taiwo stated this while defending the 2021 budget proposal of his ministry before the House of Assembly Committee on Finance and Appropriation, on Monday in Abeokuta.
He said that the government conducted needs assessment and also considered the importance of the roads to socio- economic benefits of the people.
According to him, rehabilitation of the rural roads which cut across 20 Local Government Areas of the state will improve the commerce activities in the rural areas.
The commissioner said that the ministry had proposed N4billion as capital expenditure for 2021while N181.6 million was earmarked for recurrent expenditure.
He noted that the government would provide effective and efficient distribution of power in the rural areas, encourage community participation in the design development and implement water projects to improve standard of living.
In his remark, Mr Olakunle Sobukanla, Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation called on the ministry to furnish the house of assembly with list of the proposed rural roads that the state was planning to rehabilitate in 2021.