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Abiodun Commissions Sagamu-Iperu- Ode Road

 

…promises to reconnect Siun-Ogere-Iperu-Ilisan road

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has commissioned the Sagamu-Iperu-Ode-Sapade road, as part of activities to mark his first year for the second term in office.

Abiodun announced award of contract for the construction of the Siun-Ogere-Iperu-Ilisan road.

It would be recalled that the Govenor on Tuesday was in Ogijo, in Sagamu Local Government Area to commission the popular Hospital road in the town, where he vowed to sustain the tempo of the ongoing infrastructural transformation across the State.

Speaking at the commissioning of phase one and two of the eight kilometres road, the Governor said the Siun to Ilisan road would complement the existing roads and make travelling seamless in the axis.

Abiodun, who underscored the importance of good road network as key to the development of any society, noted that the newly re-constructed road, apart from serving the people of Remoland, also serves people from other parts of the country as it connects Lagos to Ibadan and to the rest of the country.

He said before its take over by his administration, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) had carried out palliatives on the road, which was still in a terrible state, forcing motorists to find alternative routes.

The Governor said: “This road starts from Ikorodu. It is connected to Lagos and passes through Sagamu to Iperu to Ibadan to the rest of the country.

“Before we constructed this road, it used to take about seven hours to get to Ibadan from Lagos. But now, you can travel from Lagos to Ikorodu to Ogijo to Sagamu in less than 50 minutes.”

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He said the contract for the construction of the road was awarded in three phases to ensure quality job, adding that with the two phases completed, the third phase has been awarded, and the contractor mobilised to site.

Governor Abiodun emphasized that providing infrastructure is in line with his administration’s transport master plan, which is aimed at increasing the ease of doing business, which in turn would create jobs and reduce crime in the long run.

The Governor disclosed that the Gateway International Agro-Cargo Airport has been licenced to commence non scheduled flight operations, while that of scheduled flight is expected to be approved soon.

The Governor also hinted that the construction of the Kajola Dry Port would soon be flagged off to further boost the infrastructural development of the State.

In her remarks, the member representing Ikenne and Sagamu Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives, Hon. Adewunmi Onanuga expressed gratitude to the state government for reconstructing the road after many years of neglect.

Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya said the road was divided into three phases for quality jobs, adding that the contract for the third phase has also been signed.

The Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, in his remarks noted the remarkable achievements of the governor in the last five years, appreciating him for responding to the cries of the people by fixing the road.

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