Chief Olumide Aderinokun, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, has demanded that the state government account for the N7.3 billion it spent on road construction and restoration in the last six months.
Aderinokun, a senatorial contender for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun Central in 2019, said he had closely observed the words of the Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun,
Akeem Adesina and General Manager, Ogun State Public Works Agency, Gbenga Akintola, during the 2021 Budget Performance Assessment at the House of Assembly on Tuesday.
He said the two government officials claimed that some roads across the three Senatorial Districts in the state gulped N7.3 billion between January and June 2021.
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Reacting to the claim, the PDP chieftain expressed worry over the claim, lamenting the poor state of roads in Ifo, Ewekoro, Abeokuta North, Obafemi-Owode and Odeda Local Government Areas.
He said, “They said they spent billions of naira on roads, but people in the areas find it difficult to see the constructed or rehabilitated roads.
“There are many major roads in my senatorial district that are in dire need of repairs but there are no signs of government’s commitment to work on them.
“A good example is the road in Mowe Market; I’m sure the government has been notified and even seen how the Obantoko and Lafenwa to Rounder roads look like at a time like this when it is even raining.
“They should give a detailed account of how they have made the roads better with the stated expenses.
“Governance is for the people and not for a section because of political beliefs.”