Barely a month to 100-days in office, Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has partly fulfilled his promise to re-brand and reinvogorate the Ogun State Road Management Agency (OGROMA) and Public Works Department (PWD).

Before being inaugurated as the executive governor of Ogun State, Governor Abiodun promised at the meeting with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) of the resolve of his administration to revive OGROMA within the first 100 days in office.

On August 2, 2019, Governor Abiodun sent a bill to the Ogun State House of Assembly to amend the State Road Management Agency Law.

The bill titled: “HB No 003/OG/2019- The Ogun State Road Management Agency (Amendment) Law, 2019- A Bill to Amend the Ogun State Road Management Agency Law, 2006 and the amendment thereto of 2007”, passed through first reading on August 6, 2019.

To show the importance attached to the issue, the bill is the third executive bills sent to the House of Assembly by the Dapo Abiodun administration for amendment, after being sworn-in on May 29, 2019.

The others are the bills to amend the Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology (MAUSTECH) law, 2018, and the Ogun State Security Trust Fund Law, 2011.

Similarly, the government has commenced palative work on selected roads across the State in fulfilment of the governor’s promise to rehabilitate 60 or 708 roads in 236 wards of the 20 Local Government Areas of the State.

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Though the government started the palative work through the CCECC, recent interventions now saw officials of Ogun State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure handling road rehabilitation across the State.

Progress photographs for ongoing palliative repair works being undertaken by our administration in Ogun State.
Progress photographs for ongoing palliative repair works being undertaken by our administration in Ogun State. 1

The PWD is under the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure and is now been empowered by the Dapo Abiodun administration who promised not to award road rehabilitation to contractors.

Governor Dapo Abiodun administration has passed two levels of Nigeria Meter’s CCC (Conceived, Commenced, Completed) approach to monitoring fulfilments of promises made by public officials.

The governor CONCEIVED the idea of reviving OGROMA and re-branding the PWD while meeting with captains of industry and during his inaugural speech.

The governor has COMMENCED the fulfillment of the promise by sending a bill to amend the OGROMA law 2007, with paliative work on-going at selected roads across the State supervised by officials of the State Ministry of Works and Infrastructure.

Governor Dapo Abiodun now has 28 days more to pass the last C’s (COMPLETED) of Nigeria Meter.

Follow us as we watch the Meter of Performance till Thursday 5th September, 2019.

Jamiu Folarin

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