Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has revealed that the Federal Government is owing the state over N300 billion as money spent on the rehabilitation of federal roads across the state.
Abiodun made this known while playing host to members of Igbobi College Old Boys Association who paid him a courtesy visit in his Oke-Mosan office.
The governor, who lamented the deplorable condition of federal roads in the state, also said that N13 billion would be needed to reconstruct failed portions of the Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta expressway and that N75 billion would be needed to fix the entire stretch of the road.
While intimating the old boys association of his administration’s achievements in the last two and a half years, the governor said interventions had been carried out in the education, health, agriculture and road infrastructure and Information Technology (IT), adding that a tech hub had been established to chart a pathway to technological innovations in the state.
He noted that the security architecture in the state had been rejigged to create conducive business environment.
Abiodun also noted that the local fabric of Adire had been revolutionised to enable people benefit from its value chain, while 7,000 hectares industrial cluster had been opened at Magboro town, with necessary facilities for investors’ attraction.
The governor, however, urged investors to take advantage of numerous potentials available in the state, saying that land acquisition, hitherto done haphazardly, had been digitised.
“A business promotion agency has also been established for seamless business relationship between government and investors,” he stated.
Abiodun stressed the need for old students’ associations, such as Igbobi College Old Boys Association, to join the state government in reforming the education sector.
Earlier in his remarks, Chairman of the association, Senator Lanre Tejuosho, said the association was in the state for a four-day retreat, saying the courtesy visit was to familiarise members with officials of government, as some of them are interested in investing in the state.
In their respective remarks, some members of the association lauded the government for the successes recorded so far, especially in the areas of agriculture and road infrastructure.
They, however, called on the state government to build a central park in Abeokuta, the state capital, while more structures should be put in place to attract more investors to the state.