The Member representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Salam, has written to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to demand execution of some already awarded road contracts in Ede, Osun State.
This was contained in a press release by his media office.
The roads are the Loogun/Federal Polytechnic Road Ede, awarded to Thamar Engineering Limited, and the Cottage Junction to Oke-Gada Road Ede, awarded to Coastline Engineering Limited. These projects were captured in the 2018 Appropriation Act and awarded in 2019.
Worried about the continued delay in the execution of the projects, Salam through a letter dated February 13, 2020 and directed to the Managing Director of Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), demanded immediate take-off and execution of construction on the said roads.
Salam informed the FERMA Managing Director, that the letter became necessary “after several demands on my Office through protests, letters and calls from the concerned constituents whose social and economic lives have been adversely impacted due to the deplorable condition of these roads.”
In the letter, Hon. Salam reminded the Managing Director of FERMA that “in my position as a Member of the House Committee on FERMA, I have also spoken with you personally, on phone and through text messages on these projects.” He emphasized the importance of these two roads to the smooth flow of economic activities in Ede and its environs, requesting that urgent actions be taken in getting the projects done to end the agonies of the people who have to use the roads daily.
It will be recalled that Hon. Bamidele Salam through a motion on the floor of the House, had called for urgent action on a number of roads within Ede town to stop the continued risk to lives in the ancient town.
It is hoped that following this demand for urgent action, FERMA will immediately swing into action and ensure quick completion of the projects.
SA, Media and Digital Communications to Hon. Bamidele Salam