The Ogun State Government has praised the Federal Government for greenlighting its plan to take charge of the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road, intending to elevate it into a top-notch roadway.
Despite the road falling under Trunk A and being federal property, the Federal Executive Council has granted Ogun the authority to repair and implement tolls on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.
Addressing the press in Abeokuta on Monday, Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, expressed the state’s readiness to embark on this project, aiming to put an end to years of hardship endured by its citizens. He also commended Governor Dapo Abiodun for his persistent efforts in securing this approval, noting that the endeavor began in 2019.
The commissioner emphasized that handing over the project to Ogun is a significant boon for the state’s residents and other users of the road. He stated, “With the transfer completed, we are enthusiastic and prepared to promptly assume control of the project and enhance the road’s condition.
This is precisely what we’ve been striving for and hoping for since assuming office. We will take charge immediately, contingent on paperwork between us and the federal ministry.”
He went on to explain that the road spans roughly 70km, with Ogun responsible for approximately 61km and Lagos State for 9km. Akinsanya highlighted that even while awaiting approval, the state government took measures to make the road more manageable for motorists.