A Chief from Owu Kingdom in Egbaland Chief Olumide Aderinokun has challenged Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to give account of the N7.38billion his administration has spent on roads construction and rehabilitation in the last six months.
Penpushing reports that, Aderinokun gave the challenged following statement credited to Engr. Akeem Adesina (Senior Adviser to the Governor and Engr. Gbenga Akintola (General Manager, Ogun State Public Works Agency) during the 2021 Budget Performance Assessment at the House of Assembly on Tuesday claiming that roads across the three Senatorial Districts in the state have been touched with N7.38 billion between January and June 2021.
The Akinruyiwa of Owu Kingdom, expressed worry with the statement as he decried the poor state of roads in Ifo, Ewekoro, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode and Odeda Local Government Areas.
Penpushing further reports that, Aderinokun who is founder Olumide and Stephanie Aderinokun Foundation argued that with the roads constructed by the government between the period claimed does not merit the amount,
“They said they spent billions of naira on roads, but people in the areas find it difficult to see the constructed or rehabilitated roads. There are many major roads in my Senatorial District that are in dire need of repair but there are no signs of government’s commitment to work on them’, he said.
“A good example is the road in Mowe market, I’m sure the government have been notified and even see how the Obantoko and Lafenwa to Rounder roads look like at a time like this when it is even raining, he stated.
“They should give a detailed account of how they have made the roads better with the stated expenses; governance is for the people and not for a section because of political beliefs”,Aderinokun declared
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