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 Mobolaji Amosa.

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.

A member 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 road.

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.