Ogun describes ‘faceoff with traders’ as mischief
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.