Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State has given causes he can not single-handedly reconstruct the dangerous roads in Sango-Ota axis of the State.
DAILY POST reported on Friday that residents of the world used the alternatives offered by the #EndSARS protest to name for the reconstruction of their roads, saying “#FixOtaroads”.
The protest has continued until Sunday because the protesters mentioned they might not again down until one thing is completed concerning the roads.
Reacting in an announcement on Monday, Gov Abiodun mentioned it’s not possible for his State Authorities to reconstruct a Federal Street with out mandatory approvals from the Federal Authorities.
“Let me ‘s’ọ̀rọ̀ sókè’ that it’s not possible for our State Authorities to reconstruct any Federal Street with out mandatory approvals from the Federal Authorities, but we’ve carried out palliative works and can do extra everlasting works on these and different roads,” he mentioned.
In accordance with Abiodun, he, alongside the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, have approached and persistently pleaded with the Federal Authorities, to cede these vital roads, amongst others.
Nevertheless, he mentioned “we’re nonetheless awaiting a optimistic response, in order that we might guarantee secure travels for the nice individuals of Ogun State.”
The Governor recalled that the primary two street initiatives embarked upon and accomplished inside his first one yr in workplace are in Ado-Odo/Ota Native Authorities Space, “particularly: the Osi Ikola-Navy and AIT/Raypower roads.”
Whereas displaying understanding on why the residents took to the streets over the poor situations of the Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Expressway, Ota-Idiroko street, and Sango-Oju Ore street, Abiodun mentioned no safety company will intimidate or cease the protesters from making their wants recognized.
“Nevertheless, whereas we’ve already initiated palliative works on Ota-Idiroko Street; the identical factor will begin on the Ota space of Lagos-Sango-Abeokuta Expressway the place extra, wanted supplies and gear will quickly be delivered; and full reconstruction of the Sango-Joju Street is awaiting approval from the State Government Council.
“The situation of those roads has been made worse by the present rains regardless of the palliative works we’ve been finishing up pending the anticipated optimistic response from the FG.
“Relaxation assured, our Administration will do each and something that may guarantee a greater life for the individuals,” the assertion learn partly.
In the meantime, Abiodun appealed to all protesters to protest peacefully, saying “It’s your proper. However let’s not enable our demonstrations to be hijacked by individuals with ulterior motives.”