Governor Dapo Abiodun has finally fulfilled his promise to revive and rebrand, within the first 100 days in office, the Ogun State Road Management Agency (OGROMA) and Public Works Department (PWD).
This followed the signing into law a bill passed by the Ogun State House of Assembly titled: HB No 003/OG/2019 – The Ogun State Road Management Agency (Amendment) Law, 2019.
The Dapo Abiodun administration, through the amended bill, has now changed the name of OGROMA and established the Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) “saddled with the maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the roads in the State”
The OGPWA in a statement by its media team identified Engineer Gbenga Akintola as the head of the agency. It is however not clear whether Engr Akintola is a civil servant or political appointee of the governor as the content of the new law has not been made public.
Right Honourable Olakunle Oluomo, Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly is yet to respond to request of Nigeria Meter to make public, the contents of the new law.
So far, the maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction of roads by the present administration are being carried out by OGPWA and not contractors as promised by the governor.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kunle Somorin had assured that with the signing of the OGROMA amended bill into law, “the deplorable township and rural roads in the State would soon wear new look as the Agency swings into action.”
“It stated that the administration of Prince Abiodun resuscitated the agency to serve as a quick fix mechanism to address the deplorable condition of township and rural roads,” the statement concluded.
With the fulfillment of this promise, Governor Abiodun administration has scaled through the three Cs (Conceived, Commenced, Completed) approach of Nigeria Meter.
Governor Abiodun CONCEIVED the idea of reviving OGROMA and re-branding the PWD while meeting with captains of industry and during his inaugural speech.
He COMMENCED the fulfillment of the promise by sending a bill to amend the OGROMA law 2007.
The governor has now COMPLETED the promise with the signing of the OGROMA amended bill into law on the 28th August, 2019 few days to clocking 100 days in office.
It would be recalled that Governor Abiodun promised to be “equitable in executing developmental projects across the state”, promising not to develop a section of the state at the expense of others”.
Nigeria Meter fact checked this claim against available data and presented. This will form part of our next investigative report. Watch out!
RELEVANT PRESS RELEASES
*Ogun Public Works Agency assesses Sagamu roads, to begin rehabilitation soonest*
The newly established Public Works Agency in Ogun State which is saddled with the maintenance, rehabilitation and reconstruction of the roads in the State has carried out thorough assessment of major deplorable roads in Sagamu area of the State.
The team which was led by the head of the Agency, Engr Gbenga Akintola were on the field at the intersection of Ewusi Street to Baruwa road and finally at the hospital road to ascertain the extent of its deplorable conditions.
Hence, the agency will soon commence the maintenance and rehabilitation of 2 roads in Sagamu namely:
A. Baruwa – Bright Fashion Road, Sagamu.
B. Hospital Road, Sagamu.
They enjoined all the motorists to please abide by the traffic management signs that will be placed on the roads.
OGPWA Media Team
m: +234 703 444 1967
ABIODUN SIGN SECURITY TRUST FUND, OGROMA BILLS INTO LAW
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has signed the State Security Trust Fund Bill, passed by the State House of Assembly into Law.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. kunle Somorin stated the Bill was signed by the Governor after it was presented to him by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at the Governor’s office, Oke-Mosan,Abeokuta.
Similarly, the Governor has also signed into Law the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (Amendment) 2019, passed by the State Assembly.
Prince Abiodun, the Statement added, had last weekend inaugurated the Committee of the Trust Fund, headed by Mr. Bolaji Balogun to source for money for the acquisition and deployment of security equipment and such human materials and financial resources that would be necessary to prevent crime and preserve public peace.
The statement said the Committee is also to promote the effect encyclopedia of all security Agencies in the State, hold gifts property and money for the purpose of crime prevention, moblise funding and resources in Cash or kind from the public, private, corporate or institutional or all other sources and manage those resources in a transparent and accountable manner for the purpose of Public security.
It added that the Committee is also to reserve part of the Fund for the training and retraining of security personnel, as well as do and perform other functions for the purpose of public security as contained in the State Security Law 2011as amended by the State Security Trust Fund Law, 2019.
They statement further added that with the passing of the Bill and signing into Law, the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (OGROMA), deplorable township and rural roads in the State would soon begin to wear new look as the Agency swings into action.
It stated that the administration of Prince Abiodun resuscitated the agency to serve as a quick fix mechanism to address the deplorable condition of township and rural roads.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Ogun State.