Ogun state government has described as false, malicious and the handiwork of mischief makers a recent newspaper report that stated that the Akute- Alagbole road recently rehabilitated by the government has generated controversy between it and the Akute traders over who actually carried out the rehabilitation work.
A national daily newspaper had over the weekend published a report with headline “Amosun versus Akute Traders” where it was reported that the traders were claiming to have been the one behind the rehabilitation of the Akute road which was actually carried out by the government.
Reacting to the report, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure Kayode Ademolake, an engineer in a statement made available by the agency’s spokesman Mr. Ayokule Ewuoso, said it was a common knowledge that the state government had awarded the reconstruction of the six lane 32km Sango-Ijoko-Agbole-Akute-Ojodu Abiodun road which encompasses the region in question adding that work had commenced in earnest on the project.
“However, the job necessarily slowed down due to the rainy season which is absolutely normal in road construction works despite this, the governor in his characteristic nature at identifying with the good people of the state and striving to meet their needs at all times directed the Ministry of Works and infrastructure to embark on pallattive measures on all various roads that had become bad as a result of the rains”.
“These roads include the Sango-Ijoko, Ope-Ilu, Agbado, Abule Ekun, Akute- Alagbole, Owode- Ijako along Lagos Abeokuta Road, Sagamu-Ogijo,Ijebu Ode- Ilese- Ijebu- Mushin- Ijebu Ife- Itele Ijebu and Orita J4- Ogbere Roads. Others include Sam Ewang- Idi-Aba Junction,Adatan to Lanfewa enugada just to mention a few”, he remaked.
Ademolake pointed out that the government make bold to affirm that the palliative measure under reference at Akute was undertaken by it adding that the controversy might have emanated from the mischief makers.