KWHA charges Gov. Ahmed on Ohan, Moro bridges recontruction
The Kwara State House of Assembly has urged the state Governor Alh.
Abdulfatah Ahmed to consider the re construction of the the deadly Ohan
and Moro bridges along Ilorin- Igbeti- Kishi- Kaiama road through a
refund measure approach from the Fedral Government to savage the People
of the Area from being totally cut off from the rest of the state.
This is part of the resolutions of the House following a motion on
'Reconstruction of the deadly Ohan and Moro bridges sponsored by a
member representing Kaiama/ Kemanji/ Wajibe Constituency Hon Ahmed Ibn
Mohammed and co sponsored by Members representing Ilesha/Gwanara,
Owode/Onire, Gwanabe/Adena/Banni, Okuta/ Yashikira and Afon
Constituencies respectively Hons. Umar Gunu Mohammed, Abdulrasheed Taiwo
Abdullahi, Mohammed Ba'aziki Suleiman, Adamu Usman and Mohammed
Reading the resolutions of the House on the
motion, the Deputy Speaker Elder Mattew Okedare who presided over the
sitting said the intervention of the Government became imperative in
view of the strategic role of the two bridges to the socio-economic
viability of the state.
The House according to the Deputy
Speaker equally called on Members of the National Assembly and
Traditional rulers from the state to liaise with the Federal Ministry of
works with a view to reconstructing the bridges before heavy rainfall.
The House also enjoined the Federal Road Maintenance Agency
(FERMA) to as a matter of urgency rehabilitate the two bridges pending
their reconstruction,while FERMA according to the Deputy Speaker should
report progress on the rehabilitation of the two bridges to the House.
The prime mover of the motion, Hon. Ahmed Ibn Ahmed had while
leading other members in the debate noted that the two bridges were
along the only motorable road linking Kwara State capital to Baruten,
Kaiama, Asa LGAs, part of Oyo state and the Republic of Benin stressing
that the two bridges linking the economically viable communities are now
dilapidated, deadly and impassable, with its attendant negative effects
on the movement of people and agricultural produce.
representing Owode/Onire Constituency Hon. Abdulrasheed Taiwo Abdullahi
while co- sponsoring the motion said the two bridges which were
constructed in the 70's were meant to be temporary bridges noting with
displeasure that the road was incomparable to other international routes
in the country.
He therefore enjoined the State Government
to do its best to ensure the take over of the reconstruction of the two
bridges by the Federal Government.
Other Members who spoke
on the motion emphasized the importance of the road to the
socio-economic wellbeing of the State in particular and the nation at
large and called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency
take over the reconstruction of the two bridges along the international
The House equally, directed its committees on
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Local Government and Chieftancy
Affairs, Education and Human Capital Development and Works and Energy to
investiagate the petitions by former supervisor for Agriculture in
Moro Local Government over his alleged unlawful suspension from office
occasioned by diversion of fertilizers in 2010, the need for take over
of College of Education Oro Model Secondary School and two other schools
and the total blackout of Tanke Oke-Odo Community in Ilorin South Local
Government Area and directed the affected committees to report to the
House in two weeks time.