President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday stormed Ogun for a one-day working visit as he commissioned some projects in the Gateway state.
The President who was received at the Gateway City Gate Monument, Sagamu Interchange, Sagamu at about 11:35am dressed in Agbada and was welcome by the host, Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state; Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun state; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Shortly after arriving, Buhari commissioned the 14-kilometre Ijebu-Ode-Mojoda-Epe Road completed by Abiodun.
The President also inaugurated other projects including the Gateway City Gate Monument Park and Sagamu Interchange.
Other projects inaugurated are two housing estates — 527-unit low-and-medium housing scheme at Kobape in Obafemi-Owode LGA and the 83-unit duplexes at Kings Court Estate, Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta.
The President commended the Governor for delivering what he called “visionary and trail-blazing projects” to the people.
The President who described the 14-kilometre road as impressive said the road would complement the Sagamu-Benin Expressway that his administration is currently reconstructing.
In his words, “Just across the road is the 42-kilometer Sagamu-Interchange-Abeokuta Road which the state Government has reconstructed and equipped with street lights.
“That road enjoys a direct linkage with the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway that the Federal Government is rebuilding and due for completion later this year. I am particularly impressed by the quality and standard of your road projects, and the creative way you have deployed resources to reconstruct and rehabilitate them.
“It is significant to note that the two road projects being commissioned today are federal roads. This is an example of constructive engagement, cooperation and collaboration between the States and Federal Government. These roads also fit well into our rail transportation masterplan that connects Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital to Kano, with Ogun State having more rail stations, along the Lagos-Ibadan rail corridor.”