From: Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The Speaker of Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraju Adekunbi, has refuted an allegation that members of the Assembly have been collecting money from the Executive arm to support the massive road projects across the state.
Adekunbi, refuted the allegation while featuring on a radio programme in Abeokuta, and described it as “unfounded and untrue”.
‘’We never demanded or collected any money, as we all believe that the roads are for the benefit of our people and will outlive us”, he pointed out.
According to him, lawmakers in the House of Assembly were voted to represent the interest of people in their various constituencies noting “the hallowed chamber remains committed to ensuring that funds are appropriated accordingly to facilitate the execution of projects towards making life more meaningful for the people of the state”.
Adekunbi, who said globally, governance has moved beyond road construction as it was something that the nation should have done two decades ago, however, expressed optimism that the ongoing road projects would further propel the influx of industries to the state for more socio-economic development.
The Speaker, therefore, enjoined the people of the state to be patient with the contractors who have already moved to sites to continue work on the roads.