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Luster Begets Gloss…Dapo Abiodun’s Stellar Performance Inspires Globacom To Rebuild Ota-Idiroko Road

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Luster Begets Gloss…Dapo Abiodun’s Stellar Performance Inspires Globacom To Rebuild Ota-Idiroko Road

Luster Begets Gloss…Dapo Abiodun’s Stellar Performance Inspires Globacom To Rebuild Ota-Idiroko Road
October 11
17:17 2021

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Dapo Abiodun’s passion ignites a legend, shorn of wiles, and frantic artifice. Its intricate yarn appeals to electorate minds not because they reiterate grandiose delusions, but because they reiterate a very deep passion to serve.

The executive governor of Ogun State, like a knight in shiny armour, wears on the sleeves of his heart, an undying desire to serve the citizenry of his state.

Thus his relentless bid to improve the lot of his people and attract to the state, unprecedented development. Just recently, Governor Abiodun attracted infrastructure support from Globacom boss, billionaire magnate Dr. Mike Adenuga Jnr.

The latter is poised to rebuild the Sango Ota-Idiroko road, which had for a long while remained impassable and an eyesore along the stretch of Ogun State’s international route.

In a move that has triggered widespread sighs of relief by natives and commuters of the region, the mobile telecommunications giant, Globacom, has offered to reconstruct the 64 km Ota-Idiroko roadin 2022, using Federal Government’s Tax Credit Scheme.

Since the Globacom boss offered to construct the road, his engineers have swung to work. Already they have drawn out the design with the intent to move to the site and commence the project by early next year.

Until then, however, the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) would carry out rehabilitation works on the Ota-Idiroko road between October and December.

Speaking during an inspection tour of reconstruction works on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, in the company of Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday, Governor Abiodun said the project became necessary because Ogun is the industrial hub of the nation that needed good roads for interconnectivity to boost commerce.

“We have given the commitment that we will relocate traders; we will control and manage traffic, whatever that it is we need to do, we will ensure that we begin to bring succour and needed relief to our people.

“The state of that road today is pitiable. I went on that road myself and I felt bad for our citizens,” he said.

Abiodun said that the state government was ready to borrow to reconstruct the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road should there be a delay in the Sukuk funding for the highway.

“If this Sukuk bond would not happen immediately, the state government is willing to go and borrow against that promise so that we can mobilize the contractor,” he said.

He thanked Fashola for the federal government’s efforts to reconstruct roads in the state and pledged support to the state government in fixing the highways.

Affirming FERMA’s engagement in the project, Fashola said, “Between now and December, FERMA has gone to take measurements there and they will move there from the end of September if the Ogun State Government does two things.

“Clear all the squatters, traders, and the settlers on the road and help us manage traffic and the governor as at last night has committed to doing that for us,” the minister said.

At the backdrop of Globacom’s intervention, efforts are been made to bring in the Flour Mills of Nigeria Plc and Unilever Plc to reconstruct the Badagry link to the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road under the Tax Credit Scheme of the Federal Government.

The Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road had become a problematic road due to years of neglect by previous administrations, as such the highway required a huge investment. The contract on that road is N56 billion. It was awarded first in the year 2000, about 21 years ago, according to Fashola.

The minister commended Governor Abiodun for his passion for fixing roads in Ogun State, adding that the reconstruction of the failed portions of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road would be completed by December at the cost of N13. 4 billion.

He added that the project would be handled by the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

It would be recalled that inspired by Governor Abiodun’s sterling efforts, billionaire mogul and philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu’s ASR Africa, recently invested a whopping N2.5 billion as healthcare support for Ogun State. The State was listed as one of the four states newly added to ASR Africa’s health grant beneficiaries for the year 2021.

The initiative set out to support sustainable development in health, education, and social development within Nigeria and in Africa at large.

Governor Abiodun is undoubtedly doing everything right to attract the good graces of corporate organizations and the international community

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  1. AnthonyVeilt
    AnthonyVeilt October 11, 17:45

    The excellent message gallantly)))

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