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Long years of neglect have led the Ogun state government to take responsibility for fixing federal roads to reduce the suffering of the people in the state.

The Olota of Ota, Oba Adeyemi Obalanlege, has applauded the Ogun State Government for taking the initiative to repair roads belonging to the Federal Government around Ota and its environs.

The monarch gave the commendation when he led Awori traditional rulers under the aegis of Awori Obas Forum and the Olota in-Council, on a courtesy call on the state governor, Dapo Abiodun, in his office.

He noted with dismay the poor condition of federal roads in the town, which he said had caused the people a lot of hardship.

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The Olota noted that the state government has no business in repairing roads that belong to the federal government, but regretted that long years of neglect have led the state government to take responsibility for fixing the roads to reduce the suffering of the people.

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“Let me say that in the first place, it is not the job of the state governments to take over federal roads, but because the federal government has refused to put these roads in order, that is why the Ogun State Government wants to put them back in order and that will help the people of Ota and other Awori axis.

“So, whatever is going to make the people happy, that is going to reduce the suffering of our people, we are fully in support. All the Awori Obas are in support of the governor in ensuring that theses roads are rehabilitated”, the monarch said.

He, called, on the federal government to concede these roads to the state governments for prompt repair and refund them based on kilometres of federal roads that pass through their state.

On the reason for the visit, the traditional ruler said he and other monarchs are impressed with the performance of the governor in the last three years, saying all parts of the state, including the Aworiland, had benefited from the projects executed by the government.

“We are pleased with the good work he has been doing and to assure him of our support in the coming election. He has done wonderfully well and we believe that by the time he returns to office for a second term, he will do more and better.

“We, members of Awori Obas Forum, in Ogun State and the Olota in-Council, are together and we want to assure the governor that we will support him. With our daughter as the deputy governor, they are going to perform very well in their second term in office”, Oba Obalanlege submitted.

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