President Buhari Pledges Commitment To Reconstruction Of Lagos-Otta-Abeokuta Road

President Muhamadu Buhari says Federal Government would consider extending tax credit as a funding option for the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta and the Sango Otta-Idiroko Roads roads, as approved for the 100km Sagamu Interchange-Papalanto-Ilaro Road.

The president while inaugurating five projects executed by the Ogun State government during his one day visit, assured Nigerians that two major Federal roads under construction, the Sagamu-Benin Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, would be commissioned before the end of 2022.    

President Muhammadu Buhari who first arrived at Ijebu Ode to inaugurate the fourteen kilometres Ijebu Ode Epe road later flew to the Abeokuta Sagamu by Interchange to inaugurate the reconstructed road, renamed President Muhamadu Buhari Expressway.

The President noted that the projects: the Gateway City Gate; the 42-Kilometre Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Road; the 14km Ijebu-Ode-Epe Expressway and two Housing Estates for low, medium and high-income earners at Kobape and Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, respectively, were achieved as a result of the State government’s huge investment and commitment to the security of lives and property.

The President expressed delight that the 14km Ijebu Ode-Mojoda-Epe Road commissioned by him has been reconstructed into a modern expressway by the State government. 

President Buhari also commended the Ogun government inclusiveness, saying it is equally heart-warming that it cuts across different social strata, capturing the low, medium and high-income earners.

The President states that the projects gave an indication that the people of Ogun state are joining hands to build the future of Ogun State in togetherness.

President Buhari then thanked the people of Ogun State for the warm reception accorded him and his entourage which he saod was his first visit to any State in the New Year.

Governor Dapo Abiodun while speaking had requested the assistance of the Federal government on the rehabilitation of Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta and the Sango Otta-Idiroko Roads roads and sought a special funding status on infrastructure in Ogun state.

The President after the inauguration of the Renamed Abeokuta Sagamu road also visited the two housing estates constructed by the state government before proceeding to the Ogun state presidential Lodged where he met with the political stakeholders in the Ogun state project.

Wale Oluokun

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