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Fix Ogun state border roads in 2021, Reps tell FG
The House of Representatives has called on the Federal Government to fix some roads in border communities in Ogun State .
At the plenary on Thursday , 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 35 km 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 . ”