Kwara Assembly makes case for Moro bridge reconstruction
The Kwara State House of Assembly has directed its Committee on Energy, Works and Transport to liaise with the Federal Controller of Works for update on the reconstruction of the collapsed Moro bridge as contained in the budget of the Federal Government.
The House took the decision today following a Matter of Urgent Public Importance raised by a member representing Owode/Onire Constituency Hon Abdulrasheed Taiwo Abdullahi on the collapsed Moro bridge along Ilorin-Igbeti-Kosubosu-Republic of Benin road.
The Deputy Speaker Elder Matthew Okedare who presided over today's sitting, while reading the resolutions of the House said it was imperative for the House Committee on Energy, Works and Transport to meet with the Federal Controller of Works in the State, in view of the hardship confronting motorists along the international route.
The House Committee according to the Deputy Speaker will equally discuss pallative measures that can be done by the Federal Ministry of Works on the collapsed bridge, pending when the contract would be awarded by the Federal Government.
The House equally urged the State Government to direct relevant agency to do palliative measure on the collapsed bridge in view of the adverse impacts of the collapsed bridge on the socio-economic activities of the people along, the international route.
Hon Abdulrasheed Taiwo had while raising the Matter of Urgent Public Importance said the collapsed bridge constructed in the 70s temporarily by the military had become a death trap, thereby compounding the hardship being faced by the people of Asa, Kaiama, Baruten, the neighbouring Oyo State and Benin Republic plying the International highway and appealed to the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency commence work on the reconstruction of the bridge as contained in the 2016 budget.
Most members who spoke on the collapsed bridge narrated the ordeal of the people plying the International route and appealed to both the Federal and State Governments to put palliative measures in place to alleviate the suffering confronting the people plying the route.