The Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, have reacted to talks from residents about his love for flagging-Off projects than executing them.
This was made known when the “Aketi Vision Group” paid him a visit at the Cocoa Conference hall of the Governor’s office.
NIGERIA NEWS gathered from reports that “the Hospital/Ijoka road dualisation as well at the proposed flyover bridge was flagged off since February this year without contractors being in site till this moment, which the people have now tagged “white elephant project”.
Akeredolu said “he is not unaware of the fears expressed by the people that projects flagged off may have been abandoned.”
He explained that “the Ore flyover was delayed due to consultations with the federal government and the need to get approval.”
“We want to have a flyover in Ore. We, Will, do it. But, the Benin/ Lagos expressway is a federal road. Ore road, it’s a federal road.”
“We can’t go ahead and do it without getting the approval of the federal government.”
“We wrote the federal government because we expected them to pay us back when we finally finish the road but they wrote us back, and said they are not going to pay us back. They didn’t even tell us if we should go ahead.”
“Our people don’t understand that the process takes time. But, I can assure you, very soon, we will get the approval and we will move to site soon.”
“The dualization from ” A” division to Ijoka, in Akure, we will commence work on it soon. As you must be aware, there is only one road to lead in and out of Idanre. But we have reached an advanced stage at the construction of another road in Ijoka which will lead into Idanre.”
“We are doing all these and even more. On Bitumen, we have engaged an investor, as I speak with you, all their equipment are on the sea from Germany. I can you, we will explore bitumen in Ondo state soon.”