As Governor flags off 4.6km Ikare road dualization
The Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko has said that his administration has built over 175km of roads in Akoko axis in the Northern Senatorial district of the state which surpasses what has been done in other parts of the state.
Mimiko stated this while speaking at the official flag off ceremony for the dualization of the 4.6km Ikare township road in Akoko North West local government area of the state, on Thursday.
He said “in the last 7years, we have invested alot in road construction. In the Akoko axis alone, we’ve done over 175km of roads, a road project cannot be hidden, the roads are there and fully functional.
“When people say we’ve only built roads in Ondo and Akure, they certainly don’t know what they are saying, because as a matter of fact we have spent more money and built more kilometers of roads in the Northern senatorial district of this state than other parts. The only downside of it is that we don’t roll out drums for a glamorous commissioning ceremony” Mimiko said.
The Governor however noted that in spite of the financial challenges, his government will not stop executing live impacting projects across the state.
“I am always committed to my promise to dualise this Ikare road. I know coming to give excuses about unavailability of resources will not be enough and I can tell you on my authority as the Governor of this state that this road will be done and work will start on it today.” the Governor said.
Mimiko also stated that despite the fact that the federal revenue accrued to the State has been falling drastically in the last two years, he will continue to fulfil his promises to the people of the state to continue to work until the last day of his administration.
“Even at the peak of our financial crisis, we knew we had to do something about the Owo – Ikare federal road, because we have responsibility to our people and in the past few weeks we’ve done massive rehabilitation of the Owo – Ikare road.
While dousing doubts that the present economic condition of the nation could hinder the smooth running of the Ikare road dualization project, Mimiko disclosed that “we are working out a financing arrangement that will ensure that once the job starts there’s no stopping along the way.”
In his remarks, the Olukare of Ikare-Akoko, Oba Akadiri Momoh thanked the Governor for his support and to the people of Akoko and for fulfilling his promise to dislike the Ikare township road.
The monarch assured that his people will give full support and create enabling environment for the contractor to ensure smooth and speedy completion of the project.