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Reps urge FG to complete dualisation of Benin-Ugo-Abraka road

The House of Representatives, on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to complete the dualization of Benin-Ugo-Niyekorhionmwon-Abraka road in Edo.

The call followed the resolution of the house on a motion by Rep. Patrick Aisowieren (Edo-APC).

Moving the motion earlier, Aisowieren said that the Benin-Ugo-Abraka road was the shortest route between Benin City, the Edo c apital and Delta.

He also explained that it was about the only Road Project embarked upon by the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs and was of immense economic and social benefits to the people of Edo and Delta States.

Aisowieren expressed concern that the abandonment of the project had rendered it impassable and was causing hardship on commuters plying the road.

The lawmaker said that the abandonment of the project also hindered the conveyance of agro-allied products around the communities.

The motion was unanimously adopted by members after it was put to vote by the Speaker, Mr Yakubu Dogara.

The house, therefore, urged the Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to take urgent steps to mobilise the contractors back to site to complete the project.

It mandated the Committee on Niger Delta Affairs to ensure implementation.

 


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