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Ogun: Ilaro-Owode Road Ready May 2022 — Gov Abiodun

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Saturday, said the Ilaro-Owode Road under construction would be completed and inaugurated in May 2022.

The governor, who stated at the grand finale of 2021 Orona Ilaro celebration held at the Olu of Ilaro Palace, equally said that he had ordered work should be expedited on the road to meet the completion deadline.

Abiodun added that the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure had also been given directive to carry out palliative work on the Papalanto-Ilaro road.

“We are assiduously working on road projects across Yewaland and the entire Ogun West senatorial District. We are working on the Ilaro-Owode–Idiroko Road, which is a Federal Road. I have ordered that work should be expedited on this road in view of its strategic importance to the economic development of this area.

“Work on the 100 kilometer Sagamu interchange-Papalanto-Ilaro road which has been handed over to Alhaji Aliko Dangote to reconstruct through the government’s tax credit programme will soon commence. The design is ready and the contractor should move to site soon. We will continue to improve our PPP programme to identify necessary funding options for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of major roads in our dear State”, he stated.

The governor further said work was going on steadily on Atan-Lusada-Agbara road which leads to the heart of Ogun industrial estate in Agbara.

He mentioned Imasayi-Igan Okoto-Ayetoro road, Oke Ola and Ago-Oshoffa roads as well as Oke Afa Road and Bridge at Agosasa, as some of the major roads being rehabilitated i n Ogun Wwst

Abiodun, however, noted that it was imperative for the people to live in peace, stressing that for peaceful and egalitarian society, greater caution, mutual respect and healthy co-existence are expected from the people.

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“While I will appeal for greater caution, mutual respect and healthy co-existence among our people, let me assure you that we are up to the task to protect you at all times and in all places. Our reinvigorated security machinery will be enough to defend all our people, irrespective of whether they are indigenes or settlers.

“We have empowered our security men and women with equipment, logistics and other wherewithal to deal with infractions and public disturbances. We must learn to live in peace, harmony and understanding among ourselves”, the governor pointed out.

Abiodun noted that his administration is proud to identify with the people of Ilaro and Yewaland, adding that the Oronna Ilaro Festival has grown beyond celebration, but a convergence to reflect the collective aspiration to internalise the economic, historical and spiritual antecedents, and unity of the past heroes and leave a better legacy for the coming generations.

The governor observed that the festival should serve as a motivation for communal understanding, love and unity and for augmenting steady progress, peace and development of the larger community.

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