Transportation

House of Rep. Member Expresses Disappointment over Quality of Olomi-Ijebu Road

Member, House of Representatives Tolulope Akande-Sadipe and the Federal Controller of Works, Ogun State, Engr. Umar Bakare have expressed disappointment at the poor quality of work done by contractor handling Olomi-Ijebu road. 

The House of Representatives member, has therefore tasked the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing and the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) on the rehabilitation of federal roads across Oluyole Federal Constituency. 

Akande-Sadipe said that if rehabilitated, the controversial 25km Olomi-Ijebu Igbo road and 35km stretch of Liberty Academy road which connects Oyo State with neighbouring Ogun state, would stimulate economic activities, attract local and foreign investment, improve the quality of road network and reduce the hardship on her constituents. 

The Oluyole Federal Constituency Representative at the Green Chamber made the remarks when she embarked on a joint inspection of the roads with officials from the Federal Government establishments and the affected communities. 

Akande-Sadipe, who lamented the untold hardship commuters along the 25 km Olomi-Ijebu Igbo Road face on account of its present deplorable condition, also expressed displeasure at the present state of Liberty-Academy Road within her constituency. 

She urged the Federal Ministry of Works to prevail on the construction company on the Olomi Road project, to perform their obligation on the road in the interest of the people of the state. 

She said: “We have gone round and you have seen the Olomi road. It is deplorable and completely unacceptable.

The design is flawed, it has been more of a death trap and has led to several deaths and Loss of property. 

“How can a bridge on this kind of expanse of road not be a dual carriageway”, she queried 

“I appreciate the fact that the Ministry under the leadership of Hon. Minister. Raji Fashola honoured our request for succour for Oluyole, as our road between Olomi and Ijebu Ode is extremely bad. The Contractor, has done a very poor job and has been too slow after so many years, with many portions of the road un-motorable”, she said. 

“The officers of the Ministry should please ensure that the funds allocated are well spent and a satisfactory job delivered.” 

Akande-Sadipe who chairs the House Committee on Diaspora Affairs also lamented that other roads within the State contracted out the same time three years ago have been completed. 

Dayo Adelowo

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