Ogun State Commissioner for Works, Engr. Ade Akinsanya, has disclosed that the present administration inherited a debt of N202 billion on road projects alone from the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
Akinsanya who stated this in Abeokuta at the weekend, however, stated that Governor Dapo Abiodun has approved phased payment of the debt.
According to Akinsanya, the governor has also approved payment of compensation to the owners of houses demolished for road projects across the state by Amosun’s administration.
He said the governor approved the payment to alleviate the sufferings of the house owners, saying that the payment will also be in phases.
Amosun embarked on the massive demolition of properties across the state in his desire to expand some roads to as much as 8-lane without paying compensation to the affected owners.
However, the desire turned out to be a double jeopardy as many of the roads were abandoned midway while others did not take off at all.