The Ogun State House of Assembly has called for swift intervention and synergy between the State and Federal Governments on Lagos/Abeokuta, Sango-Idiroko, Sango-Ijoko- Agbado-Akute, Lusada-Ado-Ikoga, Atan-Ado, Ode-Omi-Lagos and Sagamu-Ogijo roads, among others.
The lawmakers, including the Majority Leader, Yusuf Sheriff, Musefiu Lamidi, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Tunde Oladunjoye, and the Deputy Speaker, Akeem Balogun took turn under personal explanation to decry the deteriorating state of the roads during a plenary presided over by Speaker Olakunle Oluomo at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
They called for the timely intervention through the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, State Public Works Agency (OGPWA), as well as the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to apply palliatives, where necessary to ease the suffering of road users, whose socio-economic activities were adversely being affected by the poor state of the roads.
Responding, Speaker Oluomo commended the State Government at engaging the Federal Government to ease the plight of road users along Lagos/ Abeokuta Expressway, in addition to its untiring efforts of applying palliatives on the roads.
He enjoined the House Committee on Works and Infrastructure to engage the State Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and the General Manager, State Public Works Agency to intensify efforts on road rehabilitation.
In another development, Speaker Oluomo has called on the Commissioner of Police in the State to link up with his Oyo State counterpart to step up measures at monitoring and checkmating the excesses of their men and officers mounting road blocks along the State’s boundary with Oyo State, especially at Bakatari/Omi-Adio over sharp practices including alleged extortion and harassment of youths and other road users.
The Speaker made the call while reacting to the submission of a member, representing Odeda State constituency, Hon. Oludaisi Elemide, who raised the issue of extortion and harassment against the members of the Nigeria Police force mounting road blocks in the axis.
Meanwhile, the Chairman, House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Bolanle Ajayi at the plenary, submitted the reports of the special ad-hoc committee on the harmonisation of Obas and Chiefs Law in the State to the Assembly for necessary legislative action.