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The infrastructural drive of the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, received a boost with the commissioning of six-kilometre Siun-Owode-Ofada Road, in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

Speaking at the occasion attended by the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulrahaman Abdulrasak, Governor Abiodun emphasised the importance of the road as an alternative route for people travelling to Lagos through Abeokuta, while impacting the socio-economic development of communities along the axis.

He said the construction of the road was a testimony to the dedication to strategic and methodical development of infrastructure across the state, towards enhancing the socio-economic landscape as enshrined in the "Building Our Future Together" agenda.

“This road is the first to be commissioned this year, just as the Mowe-Ofada Road has been completed. Our administration will soon commission more roads, including the Ilaro-Owode and the state cargo airport at Ilisan”.

Reeling out roads that had been attended to in Ogun Central Senatorial District, Governor Abiodun mentioned Obantoko, Gbonogun, Ikorita Meje-Aderinde- Olokotutu, Olomore-Sanni, Somorin- Kemta-Idi-Aba, Panseke-Adigbe, as well as the Olusegun Osoba-Toyin-Agbado roads, pledging that more would be put in good shape.

"We have had a slow down on construction due to the situation of things in the country in the last few months which has not allowed for objective pricing of construction materials.

"We have harvested priority roads in each local government area; we will begin our reconstruction all over again as the result of the price stability. Our contractors will go back to the sites. All the roads harvested during our last town hall meetings, you will begin to see the construction not the roads", he said.

Governor Abiodun urged the people to take ownership of the road and other infrastructure provided by the government by protecting them, as they were the commonwealth of the people delivered by the people's taxes.

Speaking, Governor Abdulrasak, commended Governor Abiodun for the infrastructural revolution in the state, expressing surprise at the level of development across the state, calling on his colleagues to take a cue from Ogun by providing their citizens the needed infrastructure to enjoy the dividend of democracy.

On his part, the Senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, Shuaib Salis, expressed appreciation to the governor for commissioning the road, enjoining the people to make good use of the road.

Contributing, the State Chairman, All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Yemi Sanusi, described the road as historic to the Egba people due to its interconnectivity to various communities and importance to the commercial activities in the communities.

Also, Chairman, Obafemi Owode Local Government Area, Hon. Adesina Ogunsola, gave kudos to the state government for reconstructing the road and providing a 7.5 KVA transformer to Owode, to restore power to the town.

Earlier, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Akin Adesanya, said the road which was in bad shape for many years, had been reconstructed with a standard drainage system, to conform with the Federal Government's specifications for Highways.

The event was attended by prominent dignitaries including, the state Deputy Governor, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, former Deputy Governors, members of the national and state Assemblies, traditional rulers and party stalwarts, among others.