Construction work begins on Sagamu-Papalanto-Ilaro road - Abiodun - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Construction work begins on Sagamu-Papalanto-Ilaro road - Abiodun

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun on Wednesday disclosed that construction work has commenced on the Sagamu-Papalanto-Ilaro Road, under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement between Ogun State, the Federal Government and Dangote Group.

Governor Abiodun, who disclosed this in Abeokuta, said the dual carriage way which would be made of concrete, represent a successful story of how PPP could be used for the good of the people.

The road, the governor said, when completed, would ease traffic on the Abeokta -Siun- Sagamu road, which is currently providing a link from the Ota axis to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.

He also said the influx of industries and other forms of investments to the state is a clear indication that the PPP vision of his administration is yielding positive results.

The governor noted that the various policies and programmes put in place by his administration through the ISEYA pillars and the buy-in by the private sector show that public private partnership could work if properly harnessed.

He said, "Ogun is blessed with mineral resources in abundance; two-thirds of our land is sitting on limestone. The gas pipelines that crisscross our state and the conducive environment have brought a lot of industries and businesses to our state.

"Ogun State is the largest producer of cassava in the world, number one producer of poultry and eggs in Nigeria. We are the industrial, religious, and educational capital of Nigeria.

"We have more universities than 3-4 states combined, which means that we are constantly incubating more students than any other state," the governor said.

He said the state would soon commence the construction of a Dry Port at Kajola to enable manufacturers import their raw materials and route them directly to the state, saying this would increase the State's ranking on the ease of doing business index.

"This administration has been very deliberate by turning the push factor to pull factor. We will continue to provide the enabling environment for people to come live, work, and play in our State," he added.

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