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Osinbajo Vs Okupe: Jonathan Rehabilitates 25000km of Roads

OkupeDoyin Okupe, former Special Assistant on public Affairs to President Jonathan has lived up to his promise to provide list of roads constructed in the last 10 years by Federal government.

Okupe who has been responding to a recent comments made by vice president Yemi Osinbajo that no single road was constructed by Jonathan and others in the last 10 years said the VP was misinformed and that 98% of government effort in the last decade has been devoted to roads rehabilitation.

According to a post from the former special assistant on public affair said Jonathan completely rehabilitated 25000km of 35000km.

“The federal road network, going by the colonial road master plan, is about 35,000 km in length. By 2007, over 70% of these roads were completely unmotorable.

“No responsible government of the people will set aside 35000km of dilapidated and nonfunctional, often single lane roads, and embark on the construction of new ones.

Therefore the efforts of the federal government in the last 10years has been focused on the repair, rehabilitation ,expansion and dualization of most of the interstate and axial road network nationwide. Examples are Benin/ Ore, kano / Kaduna, Enugu/port Harcourt, Ibadan/Ilorin, Lokoja/abaji/Abuja, Lagos/ Ibadan to mention just a few of about 65 such road projects.

“During the Goodluck Jonathan Administration the scale and proficiency was taken to a sublime level, with a total of 25000km of the 35000km, being completely rehabilitated.

“This fact was confirmed by the new minister for works Babatunde Raji at his maiden Press Conference.

However, the federal government between 2006 to 2015,(9yrs) constructed the following new roads.

1. Loko Oweto link RD.(between nassarawa and Benue state.
2. Musa Yaradua (Abuja airport RD) 10 lanes .
3. Kubwa RD(Murtala Mohammed RD) 10 lanes fct.
4. Good luck Jonathan rd. 10 lanes. Fct
5. East-West RD 346km. Started by OBJ
in 2006. GEJ recommenced and is 90% complete.
6. Benin Byepass. (OBJ)

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