The Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure has proposed to spend over N22bn as capital expenditure and about N339m as recurrent expenditure for the year 2015.
This was contained in a statement issued by the ministry on Wednesday in Abeokuta.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, said this while presenting the ministry’s budget before members of the Finance and Appropriate Committee of the state House of Assembly.
He explained that out of the proposed capital expenditure, an asphalt plant would be established and located around the Sagamu interchange. This, he said, would ensure easy access of the plant’s product to the three senatorial districts of the state.
The asphalt plant, he added, would provide the materials needed for road construction within the state, rather than buying from marketers, as it is being done now.
Adegbite also said the ministry proposed to construct additional 350km of durable asphalt roads in major towns across the state while the 19 ongoing roads would be completed.
Aside from road construction, he said the ministry would provide the Vehicle Inspection Offices with vehicles and equipment to improve on the revenue-generating capacity of the officers while the State Fire Service Unit would also be empowered to be more efficient.
The Chairman of Finance and Appropriation Committee, Mr. Akanbi Bankole, called for equal spread of projects across the 26 constituencies in the state for even development.
This item appeared originally in Punch news