The Sagamu-Ogijo road has come under the spotlight once again and this time, not for the good. Ogun State has one of the worst roads in Nigeria despite being the third richest state in Nigeria. From Ota to Sagamu, to Yewa to Ado-Ota among many other places in the Gateway State, its being a sorry state for the road users who ply these roads daily.
According to the images seen by AutoReportNG, the state of NNPC depot the Sagamu/Ogijo/Ikorodu road calls for urgent rehabilitation work. We gathered that reconstruction works are ongoing at Sagamu road by the Arab Contractors but it seems they have stopped working or nothing seem done. For example, we noticed some construction works right from LASPOTECH towards Odongunyan all the way to Ile-Oba at Ogijo but the contractors are not on-site, the portion already done has started giving way due to heavy vehicular activities and coupled with the rain.
In September, Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun disclosed that Lagos and Ogun State Government are planning to commercialize some federal roads in their states.
The roads according to Punch are Ikorodu-Ogijo-Sagamu, Epe-Ijebu- Ode and the Lagos-Ota-Abeokua roads.
Abiodun said Ogun and Lagos State government are planning to engage in Public-Private Partnership in the construction and rehabilitation of the three roads.
Abiodun said he had met with Sanwo-Olu and both of them have agreed to commercialise the roads by bringing in private investors to fund and toll the roads.
He said, “I met with my counterpart, Sanwo-Olu and we decided that as a matter of urgency we need to take over some roads which include; Epe-Ijebu road, Ikorodu-Sagamu road and Lagos-Ota-Abeokuta road so as to reduce the population of the people passing the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
“I and Sanwo-Olu met with the president to hand over those three roads to us, we sat down with the President and explained things to him.
“He told us to put it in writing, we wrote a joint letter which has our two logos on it, we both signed it and I personally handed it over to Mr President, and a few weeks ago, the president handed over the road to us.”
It will be recalled in 2018 that the federal government claimed to be reconstructing the Sagamu-Ogijo road and they claimed that the road has reached 70% completion. This is 2019, while we await the completion date, these are some of the photos of the axis as seen by AutoReportNG.