Ogun to construct more roads in 2018 – Gov. Ibikunle Amosun


Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has said his administration will construct more urban, semi urban and rural roads in 2018, to ensure overall development of the state.

Amosun, who disclosed this at the House of Assembly while presenting his 2018 Appropriation Bill, listed the names of urban roads to be constructed to include 26km Sagamu-Ogijo, 28km Ikangba-Ilese-Itele and 26km Ilisan-Ago-Iwoye roads.

Others are 36 km Abeokuta-Sagamu interchange, 24km Atan-Agbara, 42km Sango-Ojodu, 5.5km Enugada-Adatan, 3.5km Itoku-Ajitadun-Iberekodo and 10km Adatan-Alabata-Camp Junction roads.

Amosun, who was quoted in a statement by the Head of Media in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso, noted that 171 rural roads and 25 semi-urban roads cutting across the three senatorial districts had been earmarked for construction while three flyover bridges at Ilaro, Oju Ore in Ota and Lusada junction would be constructed.

“The provision of adequate infrastructure will always be a critical part of this administration. As the Gateway State, we will use the resources at our disposal to ensure our business people and, residents alike, enjoy continuous improved mobility in and around our state.’’

The governor pointed out that 21.3 percent share of the total budget was allocated to the rural and infrastructural development/employment generation, and added that a budget size of N345.42 billion, which represents 57 percent increase, compared to the 2017 budget, was presented to commence new projects and fast-track the completion of the ongoing ones before the end of his tenure.

Amosun assured the people that the state government would not relent in its efforts at ensuring the development of the Olokola Deep Sea Port and the Olokola Free Trade Zone, and urged well-meaning investors to partner the government in its bid at developing Tongeji Island.

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