The Federal Government of Nigeria has mobilized contractors back to site to complete the abandoned US $71m road projects in Osun-Fashola.
Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing confirmed the reports and said that the government considers those project as fundamental for the socio-economic survival of the people in those areas.
“This administration inherited seven abandoned road projects in the state because this government do not believe in wastage, contractors are mobilized back to site and outstanding debts are cleared,” said Mr. Babatunde Fashola.
Some of the residents commended the federal government for investing in infrastructural development in the state. Mr. Sola Raheem, a commercial driver, who spoke at Ila-Orangun-Ora-Ilale-Ekan Meje 34.5 km road project, said the project had reduced the stress of motorists plying the road.
Raheem, who claimed that motorists usually spent more than one hour to get to their destination before the construction of the road, said they now spend less than 40 minutes.Also speaking at the ongoing 32.2 km Gbongan-Iwo road, MrsBosede Adewuyi, said her business had improved since the construction of the road.
Additionally, the federal government had awarded four new ongoing road projects a sum of US $23m across the state.