The government officials said the project was to the benefit of the residents.
The Ogun State government says it will pay adequate compensation to residents whose houses are demolished as part of the ongoing road widening and reconstruction in the state.
The State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Olamilekan Adegbite, gave this assurance at a meeting held at the Olisa’s Palace, Ijebu-Ode, after inspecting some of the roads to be affected in the exercise.
“Let me use this medium to assure you that no property will be demolished unless adequate compensation has been paid to the owner,” Mr. Adegbite said.
He listed the roads to include Obalande-Lagos-Garage-Oke-Owa road to be upgraded to six lanes, while Obalande-Alapo-Olisa road and Ijebu-Ode-Ilese- Ijebu-Ife-Ijebu-Mushin are to be upgraded to four lanes.
The commissioner also disclosed that government was embarking on the projects in line with its infrastructure development policy to enhance socio-economic development of the town.
He therefore urged the people to give necessary support so that the projects would be completed in a record time.
Also speaking, the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Tola Banjo, said when completed, the road networks would improve commerce and add aesthetic value to the area.
The lawmaker tasked the people to embrace government’s gestures in this regard and cooperate with it to ensure successful implementation of the projects that would turn the area into a mega city, saying that residents stand to gain more from the restructuring exercise.
Earlier, the Olisa of Ijebu-Ode, Abdul-Rasheed Adesanya assured that people of the area would be enlightened about the roads to be constructed, pledging the people’s cooperation with government towards the successful implementation of the projects.