Ogun To Start Construction Of Ofada – Mowe – Ibafo Road

Ogun State Government has started the construction of a 29km Ofada – Mowe–Ibafo road in Obafemi /Owode Local Government Area of the state in order to reduce hardship faced by motorists and residents of the area.

Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Architect Olamilekan Adegbite who made this known during an inspection visit to the road said it would be completed by the last quarter of 2014.

Arc. Adegbite explained that when completed, the road would link roads in different parts of the state.

According to him, the road project which is “Ogun Standard” would be handled by Central South Construction Company and reconstructed into a six lane carriage way with accessories like median, streetlights, walkways, green belt and full drainage provided on both sides.

Describing it as another fulfillment of Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s pledge to give people living in the border areas a sense of belonging through provision of sustainable facilities, the Commissioner enjoined residents of the community to also perform their civic duties by ensuring regular and proper payment of taxes and levies into government coffers in order to embark on more projects for their benefit.

“Without doubt, you will agree with me that this is a fulfillment of another electioneering campaign promise. Let me therefore appeal to our people that since government has been doing its best to make living more comfortable for them, the onus is on them to ensure regular and appropriate payment of their taxes into government’s coffers in order to have sufficient funds to embark on more developmental projects, of course for their use” Mr Adegbite stated.

Abeokuta Gets First Flyover Bridge

The first flyover bridge in Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, was on Thursday commissioned by the state governor, Mr Ibikunle Amosun.

This will be the first bridge to be constructed in the entire state since its creation in 1976.

The four-lane overhead bridge begins at the end of Lalubu road and opens into the newly expanded lane Ibara-Totoro road.

Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Amosun said the massive investment in infrastructure was in fulfillment of his electoral promises to the people of Ogun State.

He noted that the new bridge would aid movement of goods and services, ease flow of traffic, reduce manpower-time wasted on the road, thereby improving the productive time of every individual plying the road.

“Our goal is to put our state in the league of advanced economies and make it investors’ destination of choice not only in Nigeria but sub-Saharan Africa.”

“To achieve this, we will continue to rehabilitate existing infrastructure and construct not just modern but high-tech infrastructure that will enhance the magnificence of our environment and act as a catalyst for our socio-economic development,” he said.

While expressing gratitude to residents, “especially those whose properties gave way to these beautiful edifices that we are constructing across the state”, the Governor urged them to exercise more patience and continue to support the administration in its mission to rebuild Ogun State.

He also called on the private sector to take advantage of the enabling environment being provided and partner with the state government to create wealth and achieve good returns on investment.

In his welcome address, the state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Lekan Adegbite, said the flyover bridge was a product of the vision of Governor Amosun to transform the state.

He explained that every project in the state “complies with the Ogun Standard, which sets benchmarks for others.”

In their separate goodwill messages, Head of Interim National Government, Chief Earnest Shonekan, National Chairman of Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Chief Bisi Akande, National Leader of ACN, Chief Bola Tinubu and Leader of Ogun ACN, Chief Segun Osoba, all lauded the achievements of the state government in the area of urban renewal.

According to the national leader of ACN, “Amosun is an actualizer of our dream and vision” as he referred to the policies of the party.

The Alake of Egba land, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, likened the unveiling of the first ultra-modern flyover bridge to the day “electricity, pipe borne water and railway first came to Abeokuta.

“Amosun has changed the city from the status of 19th century to the 21st century” the monarch stated.

 

Lagos commences re-development of Ketu- Ikorodu road at N29 billion

Commuters that ply the Ketu-Mile 12-Ikorodu axis can now heave a sigh of relief, as the Lagos state government has announced the commencement of the expansion and re-development of the road.

The state’s Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr Kadri Obafemi Hamzat, revealed this at a town hall meeting with people of Ikorodu on the presentation of 100days of the Governor in office.

According to the Commissioner, the re-development will cost N29billon with the road having 6 lanes and an integrated median demarcation for the BRT buses to ply.

Other features that will be developed include; pedestrian bridges designed to allow ease of access for commuters while preventing access by non-users and barriers that ensure unhindered movement for the buses.

The contractor, Chinese Construction Company, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation, (CCECC) has already moved to site and buildings that would be demolished for the demarcation are already being marked for the road expansion.

He revealed plans by the state government to create alternative road for Ikorodu given the traffic count and increase in the number of residents.

He added that the project, based on the initial survey will see the road cross from Ojodu/Berger to Isawo.

Linking Ogun

Dr Hamzat also stated that the state government has concluded plans to partner with neigbouring Ogun State to redevelop three roads that are linking of their border communities.

The roads are the Ikorodu – Sagamu Road, the Akute-Ojodu/ Berger road and Epe –Ijebu Ode road.

According to him, there had been fruitful discussion between the two State Governments to facilitate the quick delivery of the projects.

He added that in the face of nil response from the Federal Government which has responsibilities for the road,  it has become expedient for the States to act in the interest of the people.