The Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has welcomed the African Finance Corporation (AFC), a Public-Private Partnership plan to repair the Atan-Agbara and Ijebu-Ode-Epe roads.
Receiving in his office in Abeokuta, a four-man team from the Corporation, who were on a courtesy visit to make their intention known, Prince Abiodun commended its decision to partner the State government in rehabilitating the dilapidated roads.
He disclosed his government’s readiness to make roads in the State motorable, saying once the roads are fixed, the volume of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan express way would be reduced.
“I am happy you have mentioned Agbara, which is the biggest industrial hub in the country and the state of road in the area is totally unbelievable. It is bad and I am glad the road is of interest to you. This is a credible offer coming from the African Finance Corporation.
‘’Also, the Ijebu-Ode-Epe road that is an alternative to the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, the two roads are of concern to us and once these roads are reconstructed, it will ease the volume of traffic on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, that has been taken over by the population explosion in that corridor, so, we welcome this partnership’’, he said.
In his remark, the Senior Director, African Business Corporation, Mr. Taiwo Adeniji, said the Corporation decided to partner with the government to fasten infrastructural development.