The Member representing Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Bamidele Salam, yesterday made a strong case for reconstruction and dualization of the dilapidated Akoda- Ededimeji – Oke Gada road in Ede North and Ede South Local Government Areas of Osun State.
Relying on Section 14 (2b) of the Nigerian Constitution which stipulates that “the security and welfare of the people shall be the primary purpose of government”, Salam called on several agencies of the Federal Government to take sequential actions that will culminate in the reconstruction and dualization of the Federal road.
Presenting a motion on Need for Urgent Action on Akoda – Oke Gada road in Ede North and Ede South Local Governments of Osun State to stop incessant deaths, Salam expressed sadness over the poor state of the road that has led to the loss of several lives, including the death of three members of the same family some weeks ago.
The Motion moved by Hon. Bamidele Salam in plenary on Wednesday 20th November 2019, urged the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) to immediately deploy its officers to strategic portions of the road to safeguard the lives of the road users in the short term, especially as the road serves the popular Oje market of Ede.
The motion also urged the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to as a matter of urgency, move to site to fix the terrible portions of the road to avoid further fatalities.
Expressing worry over the continued risk to the lives of passengers, Salam through the motion, also urged the Nigerian Railway Corporation to forthwith desist from digging trenches along the sides of the rail track intersecting the road around Oke Gada axis.
He concluded the Motion with a call to the Federal Ministry of Works to as a matter of urgent public importance, commence the necessary process of reconstruction and dualization of the Akoda – Ededimeji – Oke Gada Federal road to ensure long term safety and welfare of road users.
The motion which was seconded by Hon. Samuel Babatunde Adejare representing Agege Federal Constituency of Lagos State was subsequently passed by a unanimous vote of members of the House and referred to relevant committees for action.
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