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The Ogun state government has explained that the slow pace of roads construction in the state was caused by paucity of funds.
The government through the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Ade Adesanya, said this while responding to the complaints by the state lawmakers over the deplorable state of roads across the state.
The argument for and against the state of the roads was brought fore during an interactive session between the Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Works and Infrastructure and the commissioner for works and infrastructure and his team at the assembly complex on Thursday.
The lawmakers led by the Committee Chairman, Abayomi Fasuwa, complained the state of the roads adding that even the new roads constructed by the sitting government have been damaged.
The committee chairman also sought the need to strengthen the operations of the State Public Works Agency to enable it embark on massive road rehabilitations across the State.
In his response, the State Commissioner however blamed the state of the roads on paucity of fund , assuring that contractors would commence operations immediately the rains subsided.