Ogun State Government has facilitated the completion of the seven-kilometer Sagamu-Ogere/Ibadan expressway, a Federal Government project, which has been opened to motorists, to ease the incessant traffic congestion and untold hardship faced by motorist on Sagamu, Ogere, Ilishan corridors.
Sequel to the meeting facilitated by the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun with State Controller, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Traffic Law Enforcement agencies and Reynolds Construction Company (RCC), handling the construction work in the axis, the Governor directed that trailers be moved away from the road.
Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr. Ade Akinsanya who stated this while briefing newsmen in his Oke-Mosan office, Abeokuta, said the Governor was determined to put an end to the traffic congestion occasioned by the ongoing construction work in the area.
He said that effort was being intensified to allow the contractor to open up additional three kilometers on the section of the road, to further ease up traffic and parking in the area by the first week in December.
Akinsanya stated that the contractor handling the construction work along the corridor was presently working round the clock, to complete the critical section at Ogere, where most of the trailer parks were located to mitigate against the challenges faced by residents.
He added that a task force had been set up comprising, the State Controller, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Nigeria Police Force, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency (TRACE), among others, to manage and control indiscriminate parking of trailers along the road, which he said had become a menace to road users.
The Commissioner said the Governor was committed to the wellbeing of citizens of the State, hence his prompt intervention to ensure speedy completion of the portion of the road.
Olufemi Olayinka & Folake Ogunboyejo,
Ministry of Works and Infrastructure