The House of Representatives has urged the Federal Government to fix some roads in border communities in Ogun State.
The House specifically urged the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to make provisions in the 2021 budget estimates for the reconstruction of the Ihunbo–Itaegbe–Oniro–Ipokia Road.
The House also mandated its Committees on Works and Appropriations to ensure implementation of the resolution.
The lawmaker representing Egbado-South/Ipokia Federal Constituency, Kola Lawal, had moved a motion titled, ‘Need for Construction of Ihunbo–Itaegbe-Oniro–Ipokia Road,’ which was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.
Moving the motion, Lawal noted that the Ihunbo–Itaegbe–Oniro–Ipokia Road is a 35km major route in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State and the people are predominantly farmers through which they earn their livelihood.
He also noted that road infrastructure helps farmers to transport their agricultural products within the state and to other states as well as access essential services.
Lawal said, “The House is worried that the deplorable state of the road has paralysed socio-economic activities of the area as some portions of the road have completely been cut off, thereby making it impossible for vehicles to ply.
“The House is concerned that the continuous neglect of the road over a long period has left it in a state of disrepair and poses a major risk to commuters as well as community dwellers in the surrounding areas.
“The House is cognisant that prompt reconstruction of the road will boost socio-economic activities as well as reduce the rate of accidents and crimes in the area.”