The Ogun State government has ordered the contractor handling the Mowe-Ofada road reconstruction in Obafemi-Owode Local Government back to site.
Contract for the reconstruction of the eight kilometers road was awarded by the immediate past administration of Governor Ibikunle Amosun in 2013.
However, the road was abandoned by the contractor, CSCC in 2018, following the failure of the government to defray a sum of N500 million it owed the firm.
The dual carriageway road is now in a dilapidated state with one side impassable.
The state Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Engr Ade Akinsanya who disclosed this in a chat with newsmen, said Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved that the contractor should return to site to complete the reconstruction of the road.
The project, he said, stretched from Ofada Roundabout to Mowe junction, linking the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
According to Akinsanya, the governor has directed that the contractor should be mobilized to site immediately to complete the project.
The commissioner said that the Abiodun administration has taken it upon itself to complete all the abandoned road projects left by the Amosun administration.
Similarly, he said that, on account of the creativity and prudence of the current administration, the 42 kilometres Sagamu-Siun-Abeokuta road, which the Amosun administration claimed it awarded at a total cost of N60 billion, but was later abandoned with no work done, is being reconstructed by a firm, Strabic, through two layers (binding and wearing course) at a cost less than N20 billion, including street lighting.
Akinsanya said the administration has completed the construction of the 19-kilometre Ijebu-Ode/Epe inter-state road, which was handled by Craneburg Limited. The road links Ogun with Lagos State.
The commissioner described the road as the best road project ever constructed in the annals of Nigeria. It is designed to serve as a short cut and also as an alternative route for motorists going to the Southeastern and the Northern parts of the country, without necessarily passing through the ever-chaotic traffic snarl often encountered along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Akinsanya noted that roads being reconstructed by the Dapo Abiodun-led administration across the state are of the highest quality that could stand the test of time.
He noted that the administration has also been patronizing indigenous contractors, who are being engaged wherever and whenever their services are needed.
According to Akinsanya, completion of all the inherited abandoned road projects across the three senatorial districts in the state which form part of the infrastructural development agenda of the current administration in the state is aimed at inclusive and participatory governance.
He noted that the legacy projects under construction in the state, when completed, would be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Borno Governor Suspend Entire Management of Ramat Polytechnic
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum on Tuesday suspended the entire management of Ramat Polytechnic for a period of six months.
The Governor, who was shocked to see the dilapidated status of the workshops and laboratories, declared that the “Polytechnic is dead”.
The Governor visited the Polytechnic in Maiduguri around 9:00am and found most of the laboratories out of use, with some covered by cobwebs and rodents roaming around due to neglect.
Zulum assessed all infrastructures and learning conditions, and thereafter, directed the State’s Commissioner of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Babagana Mallumbe, to take over the affairs of the School immediately.
Road Accident: Gov. Obaseki Commiserate with Victims Families
The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has commiserated with the families of the victims of the ghastly road accident on Sakponba Road, Benin City, which reportedly claimed the lives of nine persons.
Chief of Staff to the Governor, Osaigbovo Iyoha, who signed the statement on behalf of Edo State Governor, said Governor Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki is saddened by the unfortunate incident, noting that the loss of lives was regrettable.
According to Edo state Chief of Staff, “The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, is saddened by the unfortunate accident involving a tipper and two commercial buses in the Ogbelaka axis of Sakponba Road, which reportedly claimed the lives of four persons. The state government commiserates with the survivors and families of the victims of the accident.”
“The Governor has directed the Edo State Traffic Management Agency (EDTSMA) and security operatives to apprehend persons who behave and drive recklessly on roads in the state.
“He also warned tricycle, bus, tipper drivers, other operators of commercial vehicles and private vehicle owners to be cautious and avoid reckless driving as those who run foul of the law will face the full wrath of extant traffic laws in the state,” he said.
Faith Aiigbe Alleged Murder: Autopsy Frees Benin Traditional Ruler
The awaiting Traditional Ruler of Uho Community, His Royal Highness, Ogierhiakhi Friday, in Ikpoba Okha Local Government Area, Edo State, Who was alleged to have murdered his girlfriend, Faith Aigbe, has been free of committing any criminal offense against the victim.
His exemption from the alleged Criminal offense, is a prelude to the Autopsy Confirmation results carried out by the Edo State Police Command to detect the real cause of her death.
Recall that, the Awaiting Traditional
Ruler was alleged of killing his girlfriend Faith Osamudiamen Aigbe and detained after reportedly submitting himself on September 9, 2021, to the Ologbo Divisional Police Station, where he was later transferred to the State Police Headquarters for onward questioning.
However, addressing Journalists in Benin City, the state Police Command Image maker SP Kontongs Bello, said, after a thorough investigation as well as Autopsy Conducted and provided by a Police consultant Pathologist, Dr. W.O Akhiwu, the result proved the suspect innocent.
The autopsy Conducted on September 20, 2021, by Police consultant Pathologist, Dr. W.O Akhiwu, attributed the cause of her death to Hemorrhagic Shock, Ruptured Tubal Ectopic and Massive Hemoperitoneum Conditions.
According to medical experts, Hemorrhagic shock is a condition of reduced tissue perfusion, resulting in the inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients that are necessary for cellular function.
Therefore, whenever cellular oxygen demand outweighs supply, both the cell and the organism are in a state of shock.
An ectopic pregnancy can cause Fallopian tubes in women to burst or rupture. Emergency symptoms are believed to include major pain, with or without severe bleeding.
So, in Hemoperitoneum Conditions, blood is expected to accumulate in peritoneal cavity, a small area of space located between internal abdominal organs and inner abdominal wall.
26-year-Old Deceased Victim, Faith Osamudiamen Aigbe, a resident of
Aigbe Street Evbuomoma Quarters, Benin City, was accused by his suspected Boyfriend, and Enogie designate, Ogierhiakhi Friday to have been nine months pregnant for him until she gave up after allegedly undergoing abortion in undisclosed hospital without his consent.
Faith Osamudiamen Aigbe was later seen lifeless in a vehicle suspected to be owned by Enogie designate of Uho Community Ogierhiakhi Friday.
A development seriously frowned at by the Family of the now deceased Victim, Faith Osamudiamen Aigbe, during an altercation that led to several calls by well-meaning citizens for autopsy conduct.
The earlier tensions generated by the death of Faith Aigbe, has now been put to bed, given the Results.