The 8-kilometer Mowe-Ofada road in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State will be completed by the end of October.
This was disclosed by Governor Dapo Abiodun during an assessment and inspection of work done so far on the road, even as the State’s helmsman immediately approved the rehabilitation of Adesan Road in the same axis after appeals by representatives of the community.
Prince Abiodun, while noting that his administration since it came on board in 2019 has ensured equitable distribution of infrastructure across the 20 local governments in the state, noted that the Mowe-Ofada road falls in the category of abandoned roads his administration inherited from the immediate past administration in the state.
He said that the road was in a deplorable condition because, although contract for the rehabilitation of the road was awarded by that government, only the binder course and the drainages were done.
The present administration, the governor said, had to renegotiate with the contractor, and release funds to continue the project as governance is a continuum.
“I have come here today on an inspection and assessment of what the contractor is doing. I want to remind us about the state of this road when we assumed office in 2019.
“The previous government did a binder course on some parts of the road; there are some parts that they did not do a binder course, they did the drainages and left it like that.they
“By the time we came on board, the binder course had been destroyed because once you do a binder course, you must do what we call the wearing course, which will ensure the longevity of the road.
“We had to renegotiate the contract with the contractor; we gave him more money because I have always believed that governance is a continuum. If it was another person, he would have cancelled the contract because it wasn’t awarded by them.
“But, one government comes, another one goes, it is you our people that pay taxes for us to use to construct these projects. The money belongs to you and not any man. We therefore decided that the road must be finished.
“We mobilized the contractor, the entire
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