Doyin Okupe, the former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has listed the roads constructed during GEJ’s administration.
This is coming on the heels of a comment reportedly made by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, saying the Federal Government never constructed any road in the last 10 years.
Okupe, on his social media page, said “His Excellency, Prof Yemi Osinbajo said the Federal government did not construct a single new road in the last 10 years. The VP probably said this in view of the fact that based on reports made available to him almost 98% of government effort in the last decade has been devoted to roads rehabilitation.”
Adding that “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.”
Okupe also said “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.”
He also said 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)
Doyin Okupe also described the new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff as the wrong candidate for the job.