Abiodun inaugurates 2.35km Arepo Journalists Estate road
Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Monday, inaugurated the 2.35-kilometre Arepo Journalists Estate road in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of the state.
Speaking at the inauguration, Abiodun noted that the project was another of his administration’s commitment to easing the stress being passed through by people of the area.
The governor said that before the construction, the road had become a nightmare, thus causing untold hardship to the people of the area.
Abiodun said that his administration would continue to fulfill its promises, particularly in implementing policies and programmes with direct impact on the lives of residents of the state.
He added that the road was poised to bring about a rebound in the social and economic activities of the area.
“I return today to celebrate the promise made to you in 2018 . This is our way of coming back to say ‘thank you’.
“The road is made of interlocking stones, street lights, side-walk and drainage system. We understand the fact that the road leads to over 46 communities in Arepo,” he said.
Abiodun assured that there would continue to be construction and rehabilitation of inter-city roads until every road in the state became motorable.
He expressed his administration’s determination to raise the bar of road constructions in all the 20 local government areas in the state.
The governor added that his administration would continue to look out and cater for the wellbeing of the people of the state at all times.
According to the governor, no section of the state will be developed at the expense of others.
Chairman of Obafemi Owode local government council, Mr Adesina Ogunsola, appreciated the governor for what he had done so far in the area of infrastructural development within the council area.
“Arepo road had been abandoned for long, but the construction we are witnessing today has made road the first of its kind in our local government area,” he said.
In his remarks, the Olu of Arepo, Oba Solomon Oyebi, expressed surprise that the road could be completed within a record time.
Oyebi, who commended the governor for extending the gesture to the community, promised that his second term in office remained certain, by the grace of God.
A former Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Lagos council, Mrs Olufunke Fadugba, commended the governor for fulfilling his promise, saying that the construction was long overdue.
Fadugba noted that the construction of the road had already boosted the economy of the community.
“The road was completed within the record time despite the economic challenges currently facing the country. This is our own Christmas gift from the governor,” she said.
Present at the event were the Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo, the Akarigbo of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi and former House of Assembly Speakers, among others.