ABEOKUTA: The current Administration of the Ogun State Government, under the leadership of Prince Dapo Abiodun, has recommenced the construction project on Kuto Bridge and the surrounding road. It would be recalled that the road project was left uncompleted by the immediate past administration, under the most controversial circumstances.
According to a press release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & www.startrendinternational.com by SF Ojo, SSA to Ogun State Governor on New Media, Abiodun disclosed that the State Government was only able to continue the project starting with asphalt laying, following series of deliberations with the contractors who had sought variation and additional payment. The re-evaluation and rescoping, according to the Governor, yielded an agreement to finish the uncompleted project.
When the Administration of Governor Abiodun came on board in May 2019, the Governor had pledged that all projects left uncompleted or abandoned by the immediate past administration would be completed or put to better utilitarian use. So far, the Government has completed parts of a hospital, the construction of which the past administration abandoned halfway, despite claims that a staggering 7 billion Naira had been spent on the project.
Other interventions by the incumbent government include the completion and conversion of some abandoned Model Schools constructed by the past administration, into COVID-19 testing centres and a ICT hub.
These are in line with the position of Governor Abiodun to always work for the common interest of the good people of Ogun State and not politicise any project on which taxpayers’ funds have been expended.
According to the truism that government is a continuum, the Governor has proven to take the baton from the preceding racer with his eye on the finish line.
In furtherance of the #BuildingOurFutureTogether Agenda, the Ogun State Government has announced that it is currently in talks with contractors in charge of other uncompleted or abandoned projects, towards completing them and delivering quality projects to the good people of the State.