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2019 budget: Ogun to spend N41.8bn on road construction

Ogun Government on Monday said it would spend N41. 8 billion on road construction across the three senatorial districts of the state in 2019.

The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while defending his ministry’s 2019 budget proposal before the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation.

Adegbite said the state government had also earmarked N5billion for road construction next year.

He said the works ministry had budgeted N51.4 billion as its total expenditure for the year.

“The N51 billion was for capital while N435 million would be for recurrent expenditure of the ministry,’’ he said.

The commissioner said that the state government would continue with the construction of more urban, semi-urban and rural roads in the coming year.

He said that additional 500km durable asphalt road would be constructed in major towns across the state.

The commissioner said the ministry would commence the process of establishing an asphalt plant in the state.

“We have budgeted N224.4 million for the purchase of motor vehicles and also N9. 7million for the purchase of furniture and fittings,” he said.

Adegbite said that the state government would ensure most of the roads under construction were completed before the expiration of the present administration next year.

In his submission, Mr. Victor Fasanya, House Committee Chairman, commended the ministry for the ongoing massive infrastructural development in the state.

He, however, urged the government to ensure the completion of all the ongoing projects across the state.

Credit: PM News

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