By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has made it known that the Federal Government has approved the Ilaro-Papalanto-Sagamu Expressway in support of the state’s efforts on infrastructural development.
Addressing the residents and people of Yewa South at Ilaro, Abiodun disclosed that the reconstruction of the 100 kilometers road will cost the government about N79bn.
He added that the road which crosses through Obafemi-Owode, Ewekoro, Yewa South and North local government areas is a major arterial road that links the State to other states and the ECOWAS sub-region.
While assuring that his administration would complete the Owode-Ilaro Road before the end of the year, the governor said his administration had completed 66 projects in the Yewa South LG, in two years.
The governor, however, called on the people of the local government to come out in large number and vote the APC chairmanship candidate, Lateef Salami and other councillorship candidates during the LG poll.
Abiodun also disclosed that no fewer than 54 projects had been completed in Ogun West, noting “we have done 325 projects in two years throughout the state”.
On the Afa bridge in the council area, Abiodun pledged to complete it as promised during the governorship campaign in 2019, adding the bridge, when completed, would boost the socio-economic development of the area.
“The bridge remains an ongoing project but requires a lot of extensive work in terms realignment of the road itself, elevation of the road surface and a lot of civil works. We realised that it was important to bring the needed succour and needed relief to the people of Ipokia.
“We have an inbound and outbound lanes that had been properly asphalted, each of the lanes are two and this has brought immediate succour and relief to the people of Ipokia in the medium term”, the governor submitted.