Olajide Osoba, Abeokuta
The Ogun State governor, prince Dapo Abiodun has pledged his readiness to repair all bad roads within local government that connect the state with other neighbouring State, adding that it will make room for connectivity and mobility of the people
He also directed the permanent secretary of the ministry of works to include in their plan, bus stop and speed breakers.
Prince Abiodun who made this known on Saturday while on inspection tour to some roads in Ado -Odo-Ota Local Government area of the state, stressed that roads that share close proximity with neighbouring states would get government attention.
The governor said the visit was in line with the campaign promises of his administration to the people to lay emphasis on rural and township roads.
He said that the emphasis of the visit was to look at roads that connect the state with its neighboring states, adding that his administration was determined to make it easy for people to move with relative ease between Lagos and Ogun State.
” We appreciate the fact that one of the biggest advantages that we have is that we are able to provide services for neighboring states, particularly Lagos state, a lot of people want to leave in Ogun and work in Lagos and we promised that we are going to ensure that we do that so that our people can move between Lagos and Ogun with relative ease.
” So for us connectivity and mobility is very important, so we are starting with the connecting roads that connect us with Lagos state, and we have seen three of those critical roads,” he said.
On the next line of action, the Governor said that his administration would begin the process of ensuring that the Department of Public Works starts work on the roads, calling for calm from residents of the local government area.
On the state of accident on the toll gate, Ilo- Awela road, the governor said that speed breakers would be installed on the roads to slow down their speed, calling on car users who park along the road to desist from the act.
The governor however called on the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure to include in their plan, Provisions for market, bus stops and speed breakers so that the road would be wide enough to accommodate the traffic and also help reduce accidents on the road.
Some of the roads visited include, Ikola, Navy, Itele, Ikoro- Otun, toll- gate Ilo- Awela