Group commends Akeredolu over Ore flyover

A group, Ondo for Good Governance, Accountability and Transparency (OGGAT) in Ondo State, on Tuesday said the construction of Ore flyover bridge and other roads across the state will help to improve the socio-economic development in the state.

The group stated this in Ore headquarters of Odigbo Local Government Area of the state, said apart from witnessing economic development in the state, the road constructions will also help to reduce incessant traffic bottleneck experienced in Ore.

Speaking on behalf of the group, the state coordinator, Mrs Margaret Akinwalere, commended the state governor, Mr Rotimi Akeredolu, for initiating and executing projects in infrastructure, education, health and human capital development.

Akinwalere said that history will not forget Akeredolu in a hurry as a man with passion, zeal, and commitment whose achievements were unprecedented in the governance of the state.

She noted that Akeredolu’s administration has made the people of the state know that it is possible for contractors to mobilise and work on sites during raining season.

Mrs Akinwalere stressed that the governor has entrenched good governance through the execution of pro-people projects, adding that infrastructural development is key to the growth of a state or a country.

“We are an advocate for good governance, accountability and transparency.

“This is a group that has professionals as core members. OGGTA has been in the existence for the past 18 years and we can simply speak on both the past and present governments in the state.

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“We have been following Akeredolu’s activities since the flag off of his campaign in October 2016, just how we did to other governorship candidates. Our duty was to collate all the campaign promises made by all these candidates and to ensure these promises are implemented when the winner gets to the office.

“We vividly remember that Akeredolu made the promise of the construction of this flyover to the people of Ondo State when he flagged off his 2016 campaign in this same Ore town. Since then, we have been monitoring the activities of the governor.

“So far, Akeredolu deserves the pass mark of the people of the State because he has been able to fulfil the majority of his campaign promises. His projects are visible. There is no local government in the state that you can say has been left out.”

Mrs. Akinwalere said: “Akeredolu has taken a worthy risk by embarking on this flyover project on the basis that we are not even sure if the federal government will refund the money that the state government spent if we should base this on the recent comment of the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Tunde Fashola that the federal governments will no longer refund a state government who constructs a federal government road.

“We believe strongly that the risk is worth taking. Although, this a federal government road but the state government can no longer wait when lives are being lost as a result of avoidable circumstance.

“Ore is a gateway town, situated in a vantage position between the Western part and the Eastern part of Nigeria. We are glad that the Governor is constructing an international standard flyover that will serve as a major contribution to the economic growth of the country.

“We have inspected this project, the 60 meters beam has been fixed. This project is first in the history of the state and the good news is that the contractors have assured the good people of Ondo State that the project will be completed by December.”

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