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We Will Complete Ongoing Road Projects Before My Tenure Ends, Says Ariyoh

… As Rehabilitation, Construction works commence on Old-Ewu Road, Adeyemi Street, Oba Elewu Road, others

By Amidu Arije

The Oshodi-Isolo local government chairman, Hon Idris Bolaji Muse-Ariyoh has vowed that all ongoing road projects embarked upon by his administration would be completed before the expiration of his tenure of office.

Ariyoh spoke in an exclusive interview with The Bliss News on the roads projects his administration is embarking upon in the council.

The council boss said his administration has drawn attention and written the Lagos state government on the state of roads in the local government stating the urgent need to come to their aid for rehabilitation.

Ariyoh said given the financial implications of rehabilitating and reconstruction of the roads, which he said would cost much, the local government signed a Memorandum of Understamding with the Lagos state government.

He said, “Looking at the hard economic situation in the country at the moment, it is not that easy for local government to embark on major roads project like that of Old Ewu, Oba Elewu, Adeyemi streets and others at the moment, so for us to deliver on our promises to our people, we have to seek the help of the Lagos state government and because of our relationship with the state government, they decided to help us to make sure those roads are motorable. And that is why the roads rehabilitation projects work commenced in those streets.”

Speaking on the completion period for the roads project, the council boss said,
“I can tell you, that all the roads we are embarking on now will be completed within a shortest possible time before our tenure expires because we are focusing on that now.”

He assured that the roads that are embarked upon now will last the test of time as quality materials are been deployed for use.

“If we start counting the number of roads we have done since this last three years, there are numerous but because of the magnitude of the people in the community, the increment in population size and influx of heavy duty trucks on our roads make them wear out so quickly. We have identify these problems, so we have put in place to make sure that roads constructions and rehabilitation stand the test of time as we have deployed quality and standard equipment and materials to ensure these,” he said.

Ariyoh said, “We want to ensure that we rehabilitate these roads so that by the time we live office, the next chairman should be able to focus on some other things for the local government’s development.”

The council boss further assured the residents of more dividends of democracy to be enjoyed by them.

He said, “I can assure you that there is still more dividends of democracy to come to our people in Oshodi.”

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