Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has assured that his administration will ensure that all on-going projects already awarded are completed before leaving office in May 2019.
The governor who stated this at the town hall meeting held on Thursday in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital also attributed the delay in completing the roads to the rainy season, stressing that, “I want a quality job and not a shoddy job. The kind of the road that will stand a test of time which all of us will be proud of”.
Reacting to Manufacturing Association of Nigeria’s demand, Amosun said it will cost the state a total sum of N28 billion to be able to reconstruct the industrial estate road.
The governor explained that he is still awaiting the federal government’s response to his request that the road be ceded to his government to enable him alleviate the sufferings of the industrialists as well as that of the people of the area.
Amosun further explained that he had also met with the industrialists doing businesses within the industrial estate to see the possibility of sharing cost of reconstructing the road on ration 60 to 40 per cent between government and the industrialists.
Commenting on the delay in completing the Sango/Agbado/Akute/Ojodu-Berger road which has eight bridges, the governor explained that the road would have been completed except for the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) which has refused to relocate the high tension wires to enable the contractors proceed on.
Amosun said PHCN had requested for N2 billion before it could provide the power outage for five days (5) which would take the contractor to complete working on the Akuta axis of the road.
“As at today, there is no portion of that road that is impassable except the Akute Bridge. This is because we need to pay PHCN the sum of N400 million per day to give power outage that will enable the contractor to continue work and we need to do that for five days”.
The governor however, solicited the continuous prayers of the people of the state to enable him complete his mission to rebuild the state.
Speaking at the forum MAN’s Secretary for Ogun state chapter, Mrs. Motunraro Elegberun lamented the multiple taxation which the industrialists were subjected to in the course of doing businesses.
Elegberun however, appealed to the state government to harmonise the multiple taxation in order to further reduce their sufferings in the course of doing businesses in Ogun.
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