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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Senate Commends Gov. Akeredolu on infrastructural delivery across Ondo State


The Senate Committee on Works has lauded the infrastructural drive which the Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN, has brought  to bear on the Sunshine State since the inception of his administration.  

Speaking while on a courtesy visit  to the State Governor in his office in Akure, the Chairman of the committee, Senator Kabiru Gaya, said one could see across the state, several development projects the governor has been delivering for the well-being of citizens  of the state.

The Senate Committee members were in Ondo State to inspect the condition of federal roads in Ondo State so as to integrate the  reconstruction or repairs of such roads into the 2019  Federal Budget.

Senator Gaya expressed satisfaction  at the several ongoing road projects in the state and commended the state government at rehabilitating some of the federal roads despite the current economic downturn affecting revenues inflow into the state confers.

While expressing concerns at the  discomfort road users pass through on some of the federal roads in the state and some parts of the thirty-one states the committee had visited, Senator Gana assured  that the Federal Government would in no distance  begin work on some of the roads, particularly the Akure-Ado Ekiti Road.

In his response,  the State  Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu lauded the commitment of the Federal Government under the leadership of President  Muhammadu Buhari at delivering  monumental projects across the country.

The governor stated categorically that the APC controlled Federal Government has performed  creditably to accelerate national development hence the need to key into its agenda to transform Nigeria.

Governor Akeredolu used the opportunity  to highlight some of the interventions of the State Government on some federal roads so as to make the roads in  their deplorable conditions become passable by motortorists.

Some of the federal roads the State Government was working on, according to Arakunrin Akeredolu include the ten terribly bad portions on Owo-Ikare Road, the Akure-Owo Road and IgbaraOke-Ekiti Road.

While calling on the Federal Government to reimburse the state with funds expended on federal roads in the state,  Governor Akeredolu said his administration would not for any reason allow citizens of the state to be subjected to hardships on either state or federal roads within the state.

He pleaded for urgent actions on the federal roads in the state particularly the Ikare-Owo, Ipele-Isua and Ondo-Ore roads with a promise to undertake a Flyover Brigde on the Lagos- Ore-Benin expressway at Ore to ease free flow of traffic.

📷 Nguher Gabrielle Zaki

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