The Ogun State government has assured rural dwellers that it will re-embark on the rehabilitation of rural roads in the state as soon as the rains subside.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Kayode Ademolake, made this known in a statement signed by the agency’s Press Officer, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso.
According to the statement, government has already rehabilitated over 1,235 kilometres of rural roads with culverts across the 20 local government areas of the state.
“A lot has been done on rural roads, there is heavy down pour, most rural roads are hard tones and if you grade rural roads during the rainy season it would amount to waste of public funds. Immediately the rain stops we would move in and start grading of all these roads,” the statement read in part.
Ademolake assured that the Ministry would continue to carry out construction and rehabilitation of roads within the state, adding that 30 kilometres road in Ijebu-Ode-Epe garage passing through Idowa to Ilese had been rehabilitated.
“We have moved to the junction at Sagamu-Benin Express road and Ogbere this is a distance of about 10 kilometres. In recent times too we have had cause to carry out palliative works in Abeokuta metropolis which included Adatan to Lafenwa road and others too numerous to mention in order to ensure that our roads are motor able this rainy season,” he explained.
He said the state, through the ministry, is trying to repair the damaged portion of the bridge at Adigbe road in Obafemi- Owode Local Government Area, which links Obada across the river Ogun. The damage occurred as a result of river Ogun’s encroachment on the embankment of the bridge.