Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, on Wednesday inaugurated the 2.4km Oke-Ola Road in Imeko-Afon Local Government.
He said the road was strategic to the socio-economic development of Ogun West Senatorial District and the state.
Abiodun said his administration had moved from the era of groundbreaking to the period of project inauguration across the state.
“We have gone beyond the era of groundbreaking. This inauguration is, therefore, a departure from the past, as it is the first to be done in Yewaland in many years.
“This administration is three years and four months in the saddle. It has started the process of inaugurating roads and we have started right here in Imeko-Afon Local Government,” the governor said.
Abiodun, who spoke at the event witnessed by top political functionaries, party stalwarts and traditional rulers, said the road project was another symbolic demonstration of his administration’s approach to a strategic, methodical and systemic development of Ogun State.
He said the road meant many things, as it was a deliberate approach towards providing a smooth interconnection between food baskets, industrial hubs and neighbouring states.
“Ogun State remains the biggest producer of cassava in Nigeria. It is one of the largest producers of maize in Nigeria. Imeko/Afon is one of the reasons we take that vantage position. This Imeko/Afon is also the host of Oodua Groups Investment Company Limited, Cassava Cultivation and Processing Project and farm settlements. Just a few metres from here is the farm settlement at Oha village,” the governor said.