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Reps duties Works Ministry on nationwide rehabilitation of failed roads, bridges

The Home of Representatives on Tuesday charged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to instantly start emergency repairs on all roads and bridges badly affected by rains throughout the nation.

It urged the Ministry to current an motion plan that will require any legislative framework (if essential) for the instant intervention programme to the Home Committee on Works.

These resolutions have been adopted following a movement of pressing significance on the necessity for emergency repairs of badly failed sections of roads and bridges affected by rainfalls throughout the nation sponsored by Hon Ibrahim Adekunle Isiaka (APC-Ogun).

The Home noticed that the current torrential rainfall skilled throughout the nation within the final three months, which had triggered extreme damages to roads and bridges in numerous elements of the nation.

It stated the state of affairs had triggered woes, despondency, social and financial challenges to the members of the general public.

The Home lamented that no area within the nation was spared from the ugly state of affairs.

In accordance with the Lawmakers, “Bridges and culverts have been submerged, roads have collapsed, and entry to many cities and cities throughout the nation have been fully out off because of the impassability of the affected roads and bridges”.

The Home was involved that based mostly on the situation, assessments carried out throughout the nation revealed that an estimated cumulative size of the broken roads was above 6,000 kilometres.

It frightened that this existential menace was posing a hazard to human security and inflicting important disruption to each financial and social actions.

In accordance with them, “Motorists and commuters are enduring untold hardship and the safety of lives and property of Nigerians have been enormously threatened persistently,” the Home complained.

When the movement was put to a voice vote by Speaker Rep Femi Gbajabiami who presided over the plenary session it was unanimously supported.

The Home mandated the Committee on Works to make sure compliance.

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