Kwara Assembly Charges Ministries and Agencies to Restore Sanity on Roads in Ilorin.
The Kwara State House of Assembly has called on the State Ministries of
Works and Transport and Environment as well as the State Road
Maintenance Agency to restore sanity on all roads especially on setbacks
and walkways in the state capital.
The Legislature made the
resolution in its Wednesday's sitting while considering a Motion,
titled" Checkmating Trading on Walkways in Ilorin Metropolis " raised by a member representing Irepodun Constituency, Hon Matthew Olaitan Babaoye.
Reading the resolutions of the House on the motion, the Deputy Speaker
Elder Mathew Okedare, noted with displeasure that the habit of trading
on walkways had become the order of the day in the state capital,
thereby obstructing vehicular movement and adversely affecting the
aesthetic value of Ilorin metropolis.
The Legislature also
enjoined the State Ministry of Information and Communication to embark
on advocacy in the mass media to sensitize the people on the dangers
of trading on the walkways.
Hon Babaoye, had while raising the
Motion, noted that the habit had inhibit vehicular movement in the state
capital and blamed relevant government agencies for non implementation
of existing laws in checking the trend.
Other members who
contributed on the motion called on relevant government agencies to be
alive to their responsibilities, of enforcing existing laws, to restore
sanity in the state capital.