ABEOKUTA: Following the flash flood occasioned by the heavy downpour of rain in the state especially Abeokuta, the state capital, on Saturday, July 3, 2020, the Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) has swung into action by moving to the troubled spots, to ascertain the level of damages and commencement of drainage clearing that were blocked during the heavy rainfall.
According to a release e-signed and made available to StarTrend Int’l magazine & www.startrendinternational.com by Babajide Jokotagba, Information Officer, OGPWA, the General Manager of the Agency, Arch. Gbenga Akintola who led the team of Engineers and workers to troubled spots within the Abeokuta metropolis said clearing of debris of affected parts of the road network was necessary in order to avert needless accident from road users who might not be aware of the damages that occurred on the road network.
He said that his team were fully prepared and were already at the Oke Mosan axis of the city in ensuring that the damage done did not escalate, while palliative measure would be put in place to ensure smooth driving for the motoring public.
Akintola said, “Though, no one prays for bad situation, but the reality is that eventualities do occur, and when they do, we should face them headlong, that is our mandate , to ensure good road network across the state, and this we are doing and we shall be quick about this because of the importance of this road as the first entry point to the capital and we shall move to all other troubled spots in the city and ensure that the debris are carted away and the drains are cleared while repairs will commence immediately”.
The General Manager further used the medium to appeal to the general public to desist from acts that could pose as threats to road infrastructure especially dumping of refuse into drainages and canals which usually block the channels, thus causing damages on the road, just as be revealed that the Agency is in collaboration with other Agencies of government to sensitize, arrest and prosecute where necessary recalcitrant offenders of road management.
He however assured the motoring public that OGPWA will not renege on its mandate in making Ogun roads saver, better and pliable for the entire people of Ogun State