Speaking during an inspection tour of the work being carried out by Ogun State Ministry of Works at about 1:00 a.m. yesterday, Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, said: “In the real sense of it and for me there are no federal people, the people plying this road and other affected federal roads within our axis are our people. We are all Nigerians and we are already collaborating with the Federal Government to contribute our quota to ensure that this road is fixed.”
Amosun’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Adejuwon Soyinka said in a statement that the governor, who was accompanied on the inspection by his wife, Olufunsho, his deputy, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga and members of the Ogun State executive council, had assured that the really bad portions of the expressway currently causing major gridlock around the Arepo area would be fixed within three days. He said this was even more necessary in order to ease traffic before this weekend when major churches on the expressway are billed to hold programmes which often attract millions of worshippers.
While explaining that the situation of the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway has got the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari, who he said would ensure that work commences on the road after the rainy season, Amosun added that the Ogun State government only decided to carry out palliative measures to ease the suffering of people travelling on the road.
The Ogun State governor said his administration had always carried out such works on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway, Old Abeokuta Expressway, Sagamu-Ogijo road and other federal roads within Ogun State territory.