Reps to capture rehabilitation of road linking Edo, Delta in budget

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The House of Representatives has resolved to capture the rehabilitation of Idumuje Ugboko-Ewohimi Road in Sedan, Edo State, in the 2022 budget.

The resolution was sequel to unanimous adoption of a motion by Sergius Ogun (PDP-Edo) at the plenary yesterday.

The motion was co-sponsored by the Minority Leader, Ndudi Elumelu (PDP-Delta).

Moving the motion earlier, Ogun said that the road from Idumeje Ugboko in Delta through Ewohimi in Edo was a major link road to the Southeast.

He said that the deplorable state of the road had affected the movement of goods between the North and the Southeast, resulting in negative economic consequences.

The lawmaker said that armed robbers and kidnappers were taking advantage of the situation to carry out heinous activities, thus endangering the lives of commuters plying the route.

“Section 14(2)(b) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (As Amended) provides that the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of the government.

“I believe that quality road infrastructure plays a role in ensuring the security and welfare of the people.

“There is the need for urgent intervention by the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to rehabilitate the road as an immediate intervention to reduce the burden of commuters travelling through the road,” he said.

Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila mandated relevant committees of the House to ensure compliance.

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