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I Now Understand What You People Are Going Through – Akpabio Laments As He Encounters Gridlock For Two Hours In Ogun Road

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The Senate President, Godswill Akpabio has  lamented over the deplorable condition of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road.

The Senate president recounted how he was stuck in traffic for over two hours on the road while going for the 2023 Yewa Cultural Festival held in Ilaro, Ogun State.

Akpabio shared his concern while speaking at the grand finale of the festival on Saturday.

The Senate president, who was accompanied by 70 senators to the event, said he insisted on driving to the venue for him to have first-hand experience of what people go through on the road every day, adding that it took his team more than two hours to drive to Ilaro from Lagos.

He added that the Senate will give the necessary support to the Ogun State Government on the reconstruction of the road and other deplorable federal roads in the state.

He said: “When I was coming, I decided to pass through the Lagos-Abeokuta, Papalanto-Ilaro road to experience the pain you people are facing on the road.

“I spent about two hours in traffic along Papalanto-Ilaro road because two tankers fell on the road. I really sympathise with you. I went through what you people are passing through on daily basis.

“I am giving Governor Abiodun the Senate support in rehabilitation of these important roads.

“I was determined to go through the road that you go through. Now, I have seen what you have been seeing. From today, I prophesy that your roads are done.

“Yewaland has the greatest number of industries that local government can ever have in Nigeria, just five local governments.

“Therefore, we recognise the need to use the best set of contractors to do your roads because of the wear and tear. I assure you that we will be working with our brother, Dapo Abiodun. Your lives will not be the same again.

“The 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is going to get the list of things you want us to do here.”

Akpabio, who was conferred with the chieftaincy title of ‘Fiwagboye’ of Yewaland by the Yewa Traditional Council, further called on youths in Yewaland and the state to stay off drugs and other fraudulent activities, assuring them that their lives would be better when they stayed clean.

On his part, Governor Dapo Abiodun pleaded with the Senate to prevail on the Federal Government to transfer the reconstruction of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta Road to the state, saying it is important to the socio-economic development of the state.

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