Ogun road remains in bad shape 11 months after allocation for repair
NEWS DIGEST – The Olomore junction and Sanni Road in Abeokuta North Local government continues to be in very bad shape despite the allocation made to repair the roads eleven months ago.
The Ogun state government had made available funds for the construction of 2 lanes of 3.4km length by 8m width to allow easy transportation along the axis.
According to Open Contracting Portal, Ogun state, the sum of N1.8 billion naira was released by the Ogun state government for the construction of the road.
News Digest confirms that the road, scheduled for a 6-month construction between July 15 last year and January this year, has been abandoned and not currently serving its purpose.
Because the road is a major pathway to Iseyin, Igboho and Saki, it has largely frustrated the economic activities of the locals.
“The road has affected a lot of things, especially that it’s always dusty,” said Stephen, one of the road users. “We can’t pass through the road without covering our nose.”
“We heard that the road is being done to the extent of which money has been released. To some extent, the road is a very busy road and it’s very beneficial to some extent. It’s not pleasing to see the road in a state like that,” another said.
To understand what could have delayed the project, the News Digest reached out to the Ogun state commissioner for Information, Mr Waheed Odusile, through texts and calls but all efforts proved abortive.
But checks on the Corporate Affairs Commission portal page has shown that the contractor used by the Ogun State Government for the project, Medville Construction Limited, which has its office in Lagos, has been inactive on the page, suggesting financial foul play.