OGUN GOVT SPENDS OVER N18bn ON ROAD CONSTRUCTION IN EIGHT MONTHS

The Ogun State Government, under the leadership, of Senator Ibikunle Amosun,   has said that  it has so far expended a total of N18.615bn on the construction and provision of roads across the three senatorial districts between January and August this year..
Head, Information Department of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Lawal Jamiu, in a statement,  said this   represents a cumulative budget  performance of over 60% .
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while analyzing the budget performance of his ministry before members of the Committee on Works and Infrastructure led by Hon.  Akanbi Bankole.
Adegbite, who attributed the slow pace of the on-going road projects across the state to the present rainy season, added that roads which include Sagamu-Benin Express junction/ Oba-Erinwole junction road, Ilo-Awela road, OGTV-Brewery junction road, Ilara-Ijohun-Ilase road, Lafenwa-Ayetoro road and Ejirin-Oluwalogbon junction road are receiving attention.
Others are Agbara-Atan road, Lusada-Igbesa township road and Lusada- Alapoti road as well as  reconstruction of Ilaro-Owode road among others.
He noted that the the current government,  had put in place more infrastructural projects, stating that contractors were being mobilised to site for the construction of semi-urban road.
The commissioner , disclosed  that the Federal Government had approved the construction of Sokori River concrete channel for flood control in the Abeokuta metropolis.
 Committee members, including Julianah Akintayo, Jimi Otukoya,  Victor Fasanya, Akanbi Bankole, Israel Jolaoso, Akinpelu Aina and Olayiwola Ojodu,  tasked the ministry to speed up construction works at the various sites.
The lawmakers called  for the completion of all ongoing projects before the current administration winds down next year.
The committee, also examined the budget performance of the state Road Maintenance Agency, (OGROMA) Bureau of Electrical Engineering Services and the  Fire Services.
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