In fulfilment of the promise made by the ogun state Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, during a recent on the spot assessment visit to roads in Sango and its environs, the Ogun State Government has approved the reconstruction of the 32 kilometres Sango-Ijoko-Agbado road.
The Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure Enginer Ade Akinsanya, let this out this midweek while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the last Executive Council’s meeting held at the Olusegun Osoba Press Centre, Oke- Mosan, Abeokuta.
The commissioner explained that the 32 kilometre road has been divided into six phases and constructions would be ongoing simultaneously at 8.5 kilometre Sango roundabout to Ijoko bridge and the 1.5 kilometre Lagos-Ogun boundary end as well as Ojodu- Abiodun- end of the state, stating that the reconstruction would be completed before the end of the year.
He stated that the minor work done on the Sango road by the previous administration caused it to fail, stressing that the State government would apart from repairing the failed portions also lay new layers of Asphalt, while areas where nothing was done would be reconstructed with adequate drainage system.
While assuring that government would not rest on its oars at improving the standard of living of residents he said government is working round the clock to ensure that residents have good access roads to carry out their daily commercial activities even With the limited resources at its disposal
The Works commissioner also revealed that the state government has resolved to commence rehabilitation work on the Lagos -sango- Abeokuta Express stating that Governor abiodun has also approved the rehabilitation of the bad portion on the road particularly the section between Singer bus stop and the Toll gate at Sango Ota axis.
On the perennial flooding in Abeokuta, particularly along the IBB Boulevard, the Commissioner noted that it was a major challenge which government was poise to address through a Master Drainage system which would take water to a single channel, urging the people to complement government’s efforts by keeping the drainages clean and desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse in water channels and in the drainages.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy Alhaji Abdulwaheed Odusile, informed that the State government has started the gross payment of workers salary beginning from end of July as agreed between the government and the labour leaders.
On source of fund for the payment, the Commissioner posited that the State often set aside its federal allocation for salary, while Internally Generated Revenue is used mainly to execute capital projects,stressing that efforts are on to shore up the State Internally Generated Revenue to N100 billion monthly,