Bad roads: Tell us how you spent N7.3bn - PDP Aderinokun to Ogun govt


A report by the Ogun State Government that N7.389billion had been spent on roads in the last six months has come under scrutiny, as a leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olumide Aderinokun, asked for details of the expenses.

Saga Gist reported earlier that the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Akeem Adesina, told the Ogun State House of Assembly that the money was expended in constructing and renovating roads across the three senatorial districts of the State.

But Aderinokun challenged the Abiodun government to give a detailed account of the N7.389billion.

The 2019 House of Representative candidate said he could not see the impact of the money on the roads in the six local governments in Ogun Central.

Aderinokun said, “I followed closely the remarks of Engr. Akeem Adesina (SA to Governor Dapo Abiodun) and Engr. Gbenga Akintola (General Manager, Ogun State Public Works Agency) during the 2021 Budget Performance Assessment at the House of Assembly on Tuesday.

“They claimed roads across the three Senatorial Districts in the state have been touched with N7.3 billion spent between January and June 2021.”

The Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom decried the poor state of roads in Ifo, Ewekoro, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode and Odeda Local Government Areas.

“They said they spent billions of naira on roads, but people in those areas find it difficult to see the constructed or rehabilitated roads.

“There are many major roads in my senatorial district that are in dire need of repair, but there are no signs of the government’s commitment to work on them.

“A good example is the road in Mowe Market. I’m sure the government has been notified. See how the Obantoko and Lafenwa to Rounder roads look like at a time like this when it is raining.

“The government should give a detailed account of how they have made the roads better with the stated expenses.

“Governance is for the people and not for a section because of political beliefs,” Aderinokun said in a statement by his media aide, Taiye Taiwo, on Wednesday.

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