Friday, October 29, 2021


    Succour would soon come the way of residents and road users plying the Moore Junction to Carwash Road along Asero-Obantoko, as the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has assured the people that asphalting of the section of the road would commence in the next two weeks.

           The Governor who gave the assurance in Abeokuta during the virtual town hall meeting in readiness for the 2022 Budget and Medium-Term Expenditure Framework for 2022-2024, said that his administration, despite the limited resources at his disposal had not for once left the road unattended to.


  Prince Abiodun while affirming the readiness of his government to move towards Obantoko area after the Moore Junction to Carwash Road must have been asphalted, assured of the completion of the road.

           "The old Abeokuta Road is receiving our attention, we are paying attention to that Asero road, the roads are in two folds, one is State sponsored and the other is Federal. We are already working on the Moore junction to Carwash, which was very deplorable, I am sure in the next week or two, that area should be completely asphalted and then we will move to the area that goes towards Obantoko which is under contract", he said.

          On the 250-bed hospital that was not completed by the immediate past government in the State, Governor Abiodun noted that between now and the next six to eight months the hospital would commence operation.

          "In our usual style of being committed to all abandoned projects that have economic importance, we have received offers from public private potential partnership to complete this hospital and also manage it’’.


     Speaking on the issue of the soldiers and the current situation in the Tai Solarin University of Education, Abiodun said “the information we had is that some students were arrested outside their campus and the allegation against them was that they were involved in advanced free fraud.

          " The military have this operation called 'Operation Still Water', it is an operation launched by the Military that has among other things, responsibility to look into those that are involved in drugs, advanced free fraud and other economic crimes. It is under this operation that they picked up some students of the institution.

          " The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission have also brought to my attention that it is coming to Ogun State to have a stakeholder’s meeting with our students and parents before they swing into action.

          In his remarks, the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo who commended the quality of work done on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway, also acknowledged the massive improvement of the water works in the city.

           Alake, while lauding the Governor for his support to the Adire industry, urged the government to as a matter of urgency find a solution to the low quality, and cheap Adire fabric coming into the country from China.


    " I want to thank the Governor that in the last two years, what he said he would do, particularly with roads, he has done them and even the quality of road we are getting now from the Interchange to Abeokuta is much better than what we thought we would get, it is so smooth all the way.

          " With water, he has told us what he has done with the Iberekodo Water works, since it was built in 1962, nobody has done much to raise the quality of what it produces”, he stated.

          In their remarks, former Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Titi Oseni-Gomez and Senators that represented Ogun Central in the Senate, Senators Lanre Tejuoso and Gbenga Obadara applauded the Governor for embarking on projects abandoned by the past administration, as well as the quality of work done on the Abeokuta-Sagamu expressway, not leaving behind the agriculture and housing initiative of his administration.


    Former Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and Chairman of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Tunde Lemo, urged the Governor not to mind pessimists, but to continue with his great works, acknowledging him for managing the little financial resources in his care.

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