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2018 Budget: Akeredolu Plans To Spend N15bn On Road Construction, Rahabilition | The Precision

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A road in Ondo state at asphalt level
 
Governor of Ondo
State
, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN is planning to spend N15
billion for rehabilitation and construction of roads across the 18 local
government areas of the State this year.

This is contained in the fiscal document he presented to the state house of assembly in December, 2017.
Out of this amount, N3
billion is to be spent on the reconstruction of roads in the rural
areas in other to ease transportation of farm produce to urban areas.

The Governor assured that his administration
would embark on massive road rehabilitation, irrespective of whatever
financial challenges facing the country.

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“The first phase of the
1.2km Abusoro/Idanre road’s asphalt laying has since been completed and
the second phase will commence very soon. We are currently working on
several other road projects across the state like Sabomi Road,
Ayeka-Irele (swamp section), internal road network at OSUSTECH; Lisa
Road, Idanre and the Iwaro-Oke-Oka-Epinmi-Isua Junction road,” Akeredolu
said.

He assured that the government in the 2018 fiscal year,
plans to rehabilitate and commence the construction of some strategic
road projects across the three senatorial districts of the State, some
of which include the Ikare township roads dual carriageway; completion
of Owo township roads dual carriageway; rehabilitation of Ugbe Road; and
the rehabilitation of selected roads in Ose Local Government Area of
the State.

Other road projects the government plans to execute
include the Ipele township road; dualisation of ‘A’ Division-Hospital
road-Olukayode Roundabout-Oke-Obere, Ijoka road; construction of
Oke-Obere, Ijoka in Akure to Idanre; construction of Gaga community
road, Akure; construction of Oke-Ogba community road, Akure; and
construction of Court of Appeal Road, Akure.

Akeredolu urged the people of the state to support his administration by paying their taxes regularly.

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