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Ogun Roads Deserve Special Status From Federal Government, Say Abiodun

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The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has appealed to the federal government to pay special attention on its roads spread across the state as the industrial hub of the country. Special Status

Abiodun made the call on Saturday while speaking at a town hall meeting with leaders and other stakeholders. The meeting held at Ogere/Ode Remo toll gate on the Lagos-Epe expressway. Also in attendance was the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola.

According to him, according special status to the state, particularly in terms of road construction, will benefit residents. It will also benefit  those carrying out economic activities on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Sagamu-Benin expressway.

Abiodun expressed happiness of the repair work on the 127km highway is receiving federal government attention.





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He added, “Every economic activity in mobility, to and from Lagos, must pass through Ogun State. We have one of the busiest land border to the expansive West African market. That is where we derived our appellation as the Gateway State.

“Therefore, it is right to say that Ogun State deserves a special status. This is in terms of consideration for road constructions. I believe this is doable. It is not just for Ogun State, it is for the common good of all Nigerians. It is also for the continued development of our great nation.”

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The governor said his government undertook the reconstruction of the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road because of the pressure on the Lagos-Ibadan express road, to ease movement of people, goods and services from and into the Nation’s economic capital, Lagos.

The Governor explained that the road when finally completed would ameliorate the suffering of the people. It will also ensure the continued development of the country.

Abiodun noted that it was delightful that the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was finally receiving Federal Governments attention, saying the timely completion of the road would ameliorate the pains of commuters and other road users on the road.





The Governor stressed that the construction was coming with a cost in the ecology and degradation of the environment by the mining activities of the companies handling the construction of the road.

In his remark, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, ordered that truck and trailers parked along the Ogere end of the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway be removed to give way to the ongoing reconstruction work on the highway.

He attributed indiscriminate park of heavy duty trucks along the highway as one of the challenges confronting the reconstruction process.

The Minister, therefore, solicited for cooperation and sacrifice from Nigerians, for the job to be completed within the stipulated time.

He directed the Federal Road Safety Corps and other sister agencies in ensuring that trailers and trucks parked on the side of the highway at Ogere be removed with immediate effect.





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