How Buhari’s Govt Frustrated Me, Sanwo-Olu From Taking Over Construction of Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Highway – Ogun Gov, Abiodun - Reportgist

How Buhari’s Govt Frustrated Me, Sanwo-Olu From Taking Over Construction of Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Highway – Ogun Gov, Abiodun

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state has revealed how his government and that of Lagos were frustrated out of taking over the construction of the Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Highway by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

Abiodun said the experience under the Buhari administration was different from they now have under the Bola Tinubu government where the request for the transfer of the road for construction has now been granted.

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Abiodun was speaking on Wednesday during his inspection of roads projects in the state.

NPO Reports that Abiodun came under heavy attacks recently over the state of the roads in Ogun.

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According to the Governor, with Tinubu in power, the federal government was approached once again for the transfer of the road to the state, a request that was eventually granted.

He, however, said the state still faces stiff opposition from some federal officials on the transfer, which forced the state government to formally award the contract in May, with or without the necessary transfer papers.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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He said: “The Lagos-Sango- Abeokuta road is a federal government road and has been in a very bad shape for long. Because of the suffering our people pass through on the road, I and my counterpart in Lagos jointly wrote a letter, using a single letterhead to the Federal Executive Council, seeking for the transfer of that road for us to reconstruct.

“After waiting for a month without reply, we wrote a reminder. That road was not handed over to us until the present federal government came on board. The contract for the road has since been awarded since May this year.”

On the deplorable condition of the Atan-Lusada-Agbara road, Governor Abiodun disclosed that before his assumption of office, he met with industrialists in the area and promised to put the road in good shape.

He noted that the road was in a terrible condition, leading to trailers and other articulated vehicles falling on their sides, stating that his administration decided not to wait for the federal government before commencing its reconstruction.

The road, with a width of 10 metres, Abiodun added, is being built to standard, saying on completion, it would revive businesses and the socio-economic development of the area.

He said he was on the road to see the level of work done so far, assuring that it would be dualised from the Lagos-Badagry road end to the Agbara Estate gate, while a single lane would be constructed to Atan to aid movement.

“I am here today to have an on-the-spot assessment of how the contractor is doing. I have given them certain timelines, and I want to ensure that they are working in tandem to ensure they meet those timelines.

“I have said to them that they must ensure that from the Lagos-Badagry end, the dual carriage way is completed to the entrance of the industrial estate, the OPIC entrance so that trucks and trailers that are coming from the port can enjoy the dual carriage way easily going in and out effortlessly so we can increase productivity and enhance their operations.

“We will now focus on one lane beyond the OPIC entrance all the way to Atan first. Let’s finish that so our people can enjoy the driving pleasure all the way from Lagos-Badagry to Atan on one side.

“One side is 4.75 wide. It will take at least four vehicles. Let’s finish that because this road has cost us so much.

“You can imagine a few months ago, you award a contract. Before the ink dries up on that contract, the cost of asphalt has increased three times in one day. So I said, let’s finish this because we are committed to it. We are a promise-keeping administration. We only make promises that we can keep,” he said.>>>CONTINUE FULL READING HERE

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