President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated key projects during a one-day visit to Ogun State stating that he was particularly impressed by the quality and standard of the road projects, and the creative way you have deployed resources to reconstruct and rehabilitate the state.
Buhari made the statement while inaugurating the 42-kilometre Sagamu Interchange-Abeokuta Road, the 14-kilometre Ijebu-Ode-Mojoda-Epe Expressway and the Gateway City Monument during his visit to Ogun State yesterday. “This has made Ogun State one of the safest and most peaceful states in the country and investors’ destination of choice,” he said. Other projects inaugurated include; two housing estates for low, medium and high income earners at Kobape and Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, the state capital.
President Buhari was received at the Sagamu Interchange by Governor Dapo Abiodun and other Southwest governors including: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Gboyega Oyetola (Osun); Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti); Oyo State Deputy Governor Rauf Olaniyan , who stood in for Governor Seyi Makinde.
Buhari lauded Prince Abiodun for delivering trail-blazing projects in the midst of the prevailing circumstances occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He described Abiodun as the “performing Governor of Nigeria’s Gateway State and a worthy example of ‘promises made, promises kept.”
The President noted that the projects he inaugurated could not have materialised without the state government’s huge investment and commitment to security of lives and property.
“You (Prince Abiodun) have justified the mandate of the people of Ogun State. You have represented our Party very well.”
On the Ijebu Ode-Mojoda-Epe Road upgrade into a modern expressway, the President noted that it would complement the Sagamu-Benin Expressway being reconstructed by the Federal Government.
He assured that the Sagamu-Benin Expressway and the Lagos-Ibadan Highway would be completed and inaugurated this year.
The President said: “Just across the road is the 42-kilometer Sagamu-Interchange-Abeokuta Road, which the state government has reconstructed and equipped with street lights.
‘“That road enjoys a direct linkage with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that the Federal Government is rebuilding and due for completion later this year.
“It is significant to note that the two road projects being commissioned today are federal roads. This is an example of constructive engagement, cooperation and collaboration between the states and Federal Government.