“The Ogun State government has begun the construction of a six-lane 12-kilometre (KM) road and a 600 metre bridge in Atan/Agbara, Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of the state.
The project is part of measures to end the hardship being experienced by motorists and other road users due to the bad state of the road.
The construction work, according to a from the state’s Ministry of Works And Infrastructure, signed by its Head of Media, Adekunle Ewuoso, said the road would be completed before the expiration this administration in 2019.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, was quoted in the statement as saying: “The contractor has been mandated to start work at two locations. He is going to start the road from Atan and there is a great separator at Lusada and the contractor will start the bridge at the same time Lusada junction. We have given it careful planning, the contractor has been mobilised with substantial amount of money, so I think all things being equal we should complete it before the expiration of the second term,’ he said. Adegbite, the statement said, spoke with reporters in his Abeokuta office, after the demolition of some structure that would give way for the construction of the bridge.
Reacting to the issue that the road in question is a federal road, Adegbite assured that the state government would continue to lay emphasis and priority on the comfort of the people irrespective of where they are from adding that as far as government is concerned there are no federal road when it comes to the issue of road construction.
The statement said the Commissioner pointed out that most of roads that are classified federal have become township roads, so there was no point referring to them as federal anymore, adding that state government was discussing with the Federal Ministry of Works on the need to release these roads to it.
A resident of the area and the Otun Balogun of Igbesa, Chief Fatai Idowu, thanked the government for embarking on the construction of the road, saying that it was a long-awaited gesture which would bring succour to the hardship faced by motorists and other road users when completed.”
Source: The Nation