The Nigerian Senate President, Godswill Akpabio who was on a visit to Ogun state has promised to give the necessary support to the Ogun State Government on the reconstruction of all the deplorable federal roads in the state.
He added that at the grand finale of the Yewa Cultural Festival with the tag: “Celebration of Culture, Tradition, Music, Cuisine and Dance,” which was held at the ultra-modern pavilion, Empire Field, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State on Saturday.
Senate Akpabio was particular about the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road, even as he affirmed that all hands would be on deck to ensure the completion of the road.
He stated that he insisted on driving to the venue for him to have first-hand knowledge of what people go through on the road every day, adding that it took his team more than two hours to drive to Ilaro from Lagos.
He also said: “The 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is going to get the list of things you want us to do here.
The Senate President promised that the Senate would ensure that the construction of the road is handed over to a competent contractor, adding that they would work with the administration of Governor Dapo Abiodun to ensure its completion.
He farther explained that he saw two trucks fell on the road, “so we ended up spending over two hours on the road. I was determined to go through the road that you go through. Now, I have seen what you have been seeing. From today, I prophesy that your roads are done”.
“Yewaland has the greatest number of industries that local government can ever have in Nigeria, just five local governments. Therefore, we recognize the need to use the best set of contractors to do your roads because of the wear and tear. I assure you that we will be working with our brother, Dapo Abiodun. Your lives will not be the same again.”
Senator Akpabio used the occasion to advise youths in Yewaland and the state as a whole to stay off drugs and other fraudulent activities, assuring them that their lives would be better when they stayed clean.
“For the youths of Yewaland, I will advise you, never engage in anything that will bring disrepute to your domain. Don’t do drugs, no banditry, no kidnapping, no fraud. I assure you that the blessings of God will be upon you,” he said.
He said: “I also want to announce to you that I am currently concluding discussions with the Minister of Works on the reconstruction of the Abeokuta-Olorunda-Imeko road and the completion of the Abeokuta-Iborro-Ilaro road. This will complement the Imasayi-Iborro-Ayetoro road.