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We’ve Not Stopped Work On Roads Construction – Ogun

Posted: Jul 7, 2015 at 5:54 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Laide Raheem  / Abeokuta


The Ogun state government says it has not stopped work on any of its road projecst spread across the state. Just as it assured that it remains committed to completing all existing road projects on record time.

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works and Infrastructure , Engineer Kayode Ademolake  who gave this assurance in a statement by the Agency’s spokes man, Mr. Ayokunle Ewuoso, said government would continue to rehabilitate existing failed roads  in the state.

“I have not seen a single time that the ministry or its contractors get out of the site. The truth is just this. We have a stop gap in between all those roads and those are the ones that we are trying to link to each other.

“Of recent you will discover that there was a lot of down pour and this brought about the repair of our roads. Because whenever there is this kind of rain fall, there is bound to be failures on the roads, hence government decided to move against all these failures by restoring them by way of maintaining them and assuring that at last they are restored”.

He stated that government had embarked on drainage desisting within Abeokuta and Ijebu –ode metropolis adding that the effect of locked drainages on roads is always devastating, advising the  people who are in the act of dumping refuse in drainages to desist.

Ademolake said:  “The effect is just that instead of the water discharging into the primary source which is the river then of course once there is a blockage there would be back flow of course that means the water level is going to rise and all the people living in that vicinity would experience flooding, so that is the consequence of having to turn refuse in the drainages and this would affect the roads too.”

The Permanent Secretary pointed out that his ministry would continue to carry out routine maintenance on the roads as any required noting that the ministry would continue to discharge its function effectively.