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Road Infrastructure Collapse in Nigeria: Senate proffers holistic approach

  • Concerned over naira depreciation road construction senate

The Senate today has taken a holistic appraisal of road infrastructure decay in the country by urging the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Works and Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to undertake immediate rehabilitation and dualization of interstate roads across bv the country as well as directing its ad-hoc Committee on works to embark on audit of all roads projects in Nigeria with the view to producing raw data for further necessary legislative action while seeking additional ways and means to fund road rehabilitation.

This is also as it resolved to invite the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria to brief the Senate over the state of Nigerian economy and depreciation of the Naira while urging the Federal Government to step up efforts in diversifying the National economy from the oil export into an economy that depends on taxation, agriculture, manufacturing international tourism and solid minerals prospecting.

In the motion on collapse of road infrastructure as moved by Senator Dino Malaye, the Senate was concerned that the following roads have collapsed and now pose a threat to the lives of people of Nigeria: Obajana – Kabba road; Kabba – Isanlu – Illorin road; Iyah – Ayetoro - Kiri – Abugi – Eggan road; Iyara – Iyamoye – Omuo Ekiti road; Aba – Ikot-Ekpene – Itu – Calabar highway; Ikot Ekpene-Umuahia Road; Zaria-Funtua – Gusau road; Tegina – Makera – Kotangora – Gulbin Boka – Rijua – Rofia – Wawa – Kaima road; Kontagora – Yawuri-Zuru Road, Oyo – Ogbomosho road; Damasak – Mallam Fatori – Kukawa road; Maiduguri – Mongunu – Marte – Dikwa road; Kukawa – Gudunbali – Damasak road; Kaduna-Maraban Jos – Pambeguwa-Lere – Jos road; Zara – Samaru – Funtua-Katsina road; Congestion of traffic on AYA – Nyanya – Mararaba road; Benin – Ore – Shagamu road; Zaria – Kano road; Ninth Mile – Nsukka – Makurdi – Lokoja – Abuja road; Enugu –Port – Harcourt road; Enugu – Abakiliki – Calabar road; Enugu – Onitsha road; Onitsha – Owerri – Aba road; Bauchi – Kari – Maiduguri road; Warri – Patani – Yenagoa road; Jos - Makurdi – Otukpo road; Argungu – Kangiwa Kamba – Bunza – Kalgo road; Sokoto – Jega –Yawuri – Kontagora road; Lokoja – Okene – Benin road; Lagos – Shagamu – Ibadan, Ibadan – Ife Expressway; Hadeja – Nguru – Gashua – Bayamari road; Mokwa-Jebba – Ilorin road; Mokwa – Tegina-Kagara-Birning-Gwari Road; Calabar Ugep – Ikom –Ogoja – Katsina – Ala road; Nkalagu – Nigercem – Ikem road; Keffi – Akwanga – Jos road; Ihugh-Korinya-Wuese Road; Mararaban Pindiga-Kashere – Futuk – Jamai road; Gombe – Nafada – Potiskum road; Gombe – Yola road; Ihiala – Orlu – Umuahia road; Nnewi – Orlu road; Sharada – Madobi road; Kwanan Dangora road; Owo- Oka – Isua road; Arochukwu – Ohafia road; Share Gbugbu – Lafiagi road; Ankpa-Emere-Okaba-Makurdi road; Ajase-Ipo-Offa-Erin-Ile-Osun boundary road; Akure-Owo-Ikare-Arigidi-Okeagbe road; Owo-Ipele road; Maiduguri-Yola-Takum-Katsina-Ala road;

Observed that several trillions of naira has been spent on road construction and rehabilitation in Nigeria since democracy returned to Nigeria in 1999 with minimal or no impact on our roads;

Observed that the collapse of the road infrastructure has virtually cut off many parts of a Nigeria, with its attendant negative impact on trade and commerce; observed that the collapse has led to a decline in agricultural activities, adversely affecting the movement of agricultural produce from rural areas and across the country, resulting in a slide in the country’s agricultural output and economy especially now that the country needs to diversify its economy; and notes with sadness concomitant loss of lives as a result of the bad state of the roads, as evidenced by the chilling statistics reeled out by the Federal Road Safety Commission which is a price too high and too prohibitive to pay for the failure of governance.

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