A renown critic of Governor Yahaya Bello and Kogi state government, Comrade Opaluwa Eleojo has applauded the recent release of funds for construction and rehabilitation of roads across the state.
In a statement issued in Lokoja on Monday, Opaluwa noted that the roads listed for construction by Kogi state government are evenly spread across the three senatorial districts in the state.
As one of the leading advocates for good road networks in Nigeria since the early 2000 till date, Opaluwa has consistently villified Governor Bello’s administration over the state of roads in Lokoja, the state capital, among other things.
“The event of last week, I mean the approval of contract for the construction of roads in the state spreading across the senatorial districts, and Lokoja the state capital, and including the ultra modern flyover at the Ganaja junction is worthy of commendation and support,” he said.
He, however, appealed to the state government to get the job delivered on time and according to specification.
“Since government is a continuum, I urge the present administration to as a matter of urgency, prioritise the following road in her second phase of construction; completion of Otokiti – Zango – GYB Junction road, Wada bypass linking Ganaja village and Zone 8 and Adankoko – NIWA Quarters / Moreni road linking INEC headquarters.”
Opaluwa also called for the construction of pedestrian bridges on the Nataco – Felele portion of the Abuja – Lokoja – Okene highway.
“The timely construction of the above mentioned roads will help decongestant vehicular movements in the state capital, reduce road crashes, especially the ever busy Nataco – Felele section of the Okene – Lokoja road. The Wada bypass, when completed, will further open Lokoja for new settlements, thereby expanding the state capital and attract investors to the capital city.”