Governor of Ondo state, Rotimi Akeredolu has given assurance to the people of the state on his promise to give a facelift to the state through massive road construction.
Governor Akeredolu, speaking through the Commissioner of Works and Infrastructure, Hon Taofik Abdulsalam with news men recently in Akure stated that many road projects abandoned by the last administration would be fixed.
He gave the assurance that the incessant cases of abandoned projects that lead to infrastructure decay would be a thing of the past in the state, noting that the issue of neglect of many economically viable roads across the state is a source of concern to the state government and promised to promptly tackle the issue head-on.
The governor added the rainy season is part of factors that slowed down road projects, stating that they would soon receive a boost by the time the dry season set in. The governor assured that the next season would be utilised effectively.
According to the Governor, the Ministry of Works and the Direct Labour Agency has been directed to ensure prompt maintenance and repair of roads damaged due to torrential rainfall.
The Commissioner further made appeal to the Federal Ministry of Works to refund the amount that had been spent on the rehabilitation of some Federal roads in the state, adding that they are working towards ensuring more collaboration with Minister of Works, Power and Housing Mr Babatunde Raji Fasola to upgrade infrastructural facilities that border on road, power and housing in the state.
The commissioner assured that the era of unnecessary loggerhead with the Federal Government has become history despite the fact that lots of roads in the state belong to the Federal Government. He added that road construction was a priority of the APC-led administration in the state.