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Minister: FG to examine contractual arrangements on all federal highways in Ogun.



The governor also voiced disappointment in his endeavour to rehabilitate some federal roads.

On Thursday, the Minister of Works, Dave Umahi, stated that the Federal Government was examining the contracts signed with contractors on all federal roads in Ogun.

During a visit to the governor’s office in Abeokuta, Umahi stated that the evaluation will allow the state government to participate in the construction of some major federal roads located in their states.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Umahi’s visit to Ogun was his first since taking office in Abuja.

During his tour, he led the ministry’s senior officers on a working visit to get first-hand information from his host concerning federal roads.

The minister stated that no route will be left unattended to while promising a new beginning in essential infrastructure development in the country.

“We will review the contracts of all federal roads in Ogun to enable governments at both the state and federal levels to take the necessary steps to ensure that no road is left unattended to,” the minister stated.

Umahi stated that the Federal Government’s emphasis would shift to concrete road construction as part of this.

“Concrete construction is more durable and cost-effective, as well as creating job opportunities for cement manufacturers and reducing the need for forex transactions on road projects,” he said.

The minister who highlighted financing as a problem expressed the ministry’s willingness to collaborate with stakeholders who can assist in getting the task done.

“The era of bureaucracy has passed.” “The government of President Bola Tinubu is ready to collaborate with stakeholders on critical infrastructure development,” he stated.

The minister, who reviewed the 42-kilometer Ajebo-Ogunmakin road, said that around 21% of the construction had been completed and assured of its timely completion.

Earlier, Governor Dapo Abiodun expressed his anger and frustration with the state’s appalling condition of federal highways.

He stated that the state’s dismal condition of federal roads has continued to impede socioeconomic progress.

The governor also voiced disappointment in his endeavour to rehabilitate some federal roads.

“All previous efforts have been rebuffed, and there is now a need for urgent steps to alleviate the sufferings of residents,” he stated, thanking the minister for his favourable response to the state’s crisis.

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