Ogun de­scribes ‘face­off with traders’ as mis­chief

Daily Trust - - PROPERTY - By Us­man A. Bello

Ogun State gov­ern­ment has de­scribed as false, ma­li­cious and the hand­i­work of mis­chief mak­ers a re­cent news­pa­per re­port that the Akute-Alag­bole road re­cently re­ha­bil­i­tated by gov­ern­ment has gen­er­ated con­tro­versy be­tween it and the Akute traders over who ac­tu­ally car­ried out the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion work.

A na­tional daily news­pa­per had over the week­end pub­lished a re­port with head­line “Amo­sun ver­sus Akute Traders” where it was re­ported that the traders were claim­ing to have been the ones be­hind the re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the Akute road which was ac­tu­ally car­ried out by the gov­ern­ment.

Re­act­ing to the re­port, the Per­ma­nent Sec­re­tary in the Min­istry of Works and In­fras­truc­ture Kay­ode Ade­mo­lake, in a state­ment made avail­able by the agency’s spokesman Mr. Ayokule Ewu­oso said it was com­mon knowl­edge that the state gov­ern­ment awarded the re­con­struc­tion of the sixlane 32km Sango-IjokoAg­bole-Akute-Ojodu Abio­dun road which en­com­passes the re­gion in ques­tion adding that work has com­menced in earnest on the project.

“How­ever, the job nec­es­sar­ily slowed down due to the rainy sea­son which is ab­so­lutely nor­mal in road con­struc­tion works,” he said.

Ade­mo­lake pointed out that the con­tro­versy might have em­anated from mis­chief mak­ers.

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