Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has promised more quality rural roads for villagers along the Mosa Junction-Ijana Alapako Oni Road in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area.
The governor said this while introducing the contractor awarded the Mosa juncture-Ijana Alapako Oni road.
The contractor, Messrs. Springview Concept Nig. Ltd, was introduced to the traditional leaders in the Obafemi Owode LGA.
Abiodun, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Rural Development, Mr Adetayo Adewale, said the commencement of the road under the direct supervision of the Rural Access and Agricultural Marketing Project would lead to job creation and bring about development along the corridor.
He said the government prioritised the road because of the abundant farm produce being cultivated along the corridors.
He said, “Our governor has graciously approved the commencement of this road as a demonstration/pilot project under the RAAMP because of the abundance of farm produce in this axis.
“I can allay the fears of our baales about the quality of the job we shall deliver here. It cannot be different from the durable job this government is known for in the past four years thereabout.”
The project coordinator, Muritala Adekunle, stressed the need for the communities along the corridors to “have a buy-in of the project as your own by seeing the staff of the construction firm as your sons and daughters.”
The villages along the 13.1km road are Ijana, Alapako-Oni, Oyebola, Olosun Abudu, Olosun Momoh, Olosun Adegbesan, Layanran, Mosafejo, and Owojo.
The Baale of Olosun Adegbesan, Chief Joseph Adisa, appreciated the governor, describing him as “a keeper of his words.”
He pleaded with the contractor and the RAAMP to do “a job that will stand the test of time, not one that will be washing off as the contractor is leaving the site.”