State Of Federal Roads In Ogun, Embarrassing, Pitiful, Abiodun admits

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Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has admitted the fail­ure of the Federal Government over the deplorable conditions of federal roads in the State de­scribing them as embarrassing and pitiful.

Abiodun who was specifical­ly speaking on the Lagos/Ota/ Abeokuta expressway recalled how the government at the cen­ter has failed to handover the road to both Ogun and Lagos states despite several appeals.

TheGovernorsaidthiswhile addressing residents and mo­torists who had waited for the governor who was on tour of the local government ahead the forthcoming local government election, to express the displea­sure on the state of the roads.

Abiodun expressly declared that failure on the part of the Federal Government at giving his request on the expressway the attention it deserved was responsible for the delay at re­constructing the expressway.

He disclosed that himself and his counterpart in Lagos State, Babajide Sanwoolu had at differenttimes, engagedtheFed­eral Government on the need to transfertherehabilitationof the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway to them as part of the move to en­sure that people do not suffer on the roads.

Expressing displeasure over the poor condition of the expressway, the governor pas­sionately appealed to residents and motorists plying the Ogun corridor of the expressway to further excise patience with him, pending when his admin­istration finds permanent solu­tion to it.

The Governor said he was already working towards mak­ing sure that the Minister of Works and Infrastructure, Raji Fasola, comes down to see the poor condition of the Abeokuta – Ota – Lagos expressway so that he can see for himself.

“The state of this road is pitiful, Governor Sanwo-Olu and I have engaged the federal government at different times, to transfer the road to us, we are not by any means not ap­preciative of the paucity of funds at the situation the fed­eral government finds itself in, our people are suffering and as a state government, we can only do so much, we have intervened on several roads.”

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