Abeokuta’s Bankole Taiwo
Residents and commuters along the Oke-Jigbo-Isale-Ake road in the Abeokuta South Local Government Area of Ogun State will soon have relief because work on its reconstruction is scheduled to start in the next two weeks.
During an on-the-spot evaluation of the road, the governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun, said this, recognizing the vital role the road plays in both the local economy and the state’s overall prosperity.
The governor, who urged locals and travelers on the road to have patience, promised that his administration will take swift action to make the suffering on the Oke-Jigbo road a thing of the past.
“I want to make an appeal to you not to be angry with our administration. Our government has only been in office for three years and three months, and what we have accomplished on the ground is very significant. In addition to rebuilding roads in Abeokuta, we are also doing the same thing throughout the state.
Isale-Ake to Oke-Jigbo-road is presently in the works, so please be patient, he said. “I am promising you that after we did Kemta-Idi-Aba, Elite, Adigbe, Fajol, Obantoko-Gbonogun, Kuto, and the Sagamu-Abeokuta expressway, among many others,” he said.
The state governor also revealed that his administration is putting together a strategy to help widows in local government, stressing that young people in the area would not be forgotten.
“For all of our senior citizens in this local government, we are preparing something for you. Since you are unable to obtain contracts or even appointments, I want to reassure you that we will soon be able to do so.
The governor said, “Even our youth, we are not leaving you behind either; we have a plan for you too, be patient.”
In addition to the Sawmill-Iporo-Ake road, which Olusegun Osoba’s administration built, Abiodun stated that construction on the failing box culvert would begin in earnest.
Abiodun promised locals and commuters on the Saje-Elega route in the Abeokuta North Local Government area of the state that his administration would soon begin work on the road’s restoration.
In addition to urging local government women to support the Okoowo Dapo Empowerment Scheme, the state head of state said that his administration will also benefit widows and the elderly.
He also mentioned that a special scheme that would give 1,000 young people a monthly stipend would help them.
Residents of the communities, Mrs. Nuratu Adaradenu and Razaq Oyekunle, thanked the governor for starting the road evaluation and begged him to end their suffering because of the poor condition of the roads in their remarks, respectively.