By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
Members of the Ogun State House of Assembly have called for the swift intervention and synergy between the State and Federal Governments on the Lagos-Abeokuta, Sango-Idiroko, Sango-Ijoko- Agbado-Akute, Lusada-Ado-Ikoga, Atan- Ado, Ode-Omi-Lagos and Sagamu-Ogijo, Owode- Ilaro roads, amongst others.
The lawmakers are concerned by the deplorable state of roads in their respective constituencies, which has been causing a lot of challenges to motorists and commuters.
The lawmakers, including the majority leader, Yusuf Sheriff, Musefiu Lamidi, Ganiyu Oyedeji, Tunde Oladunjoye and the Deputy Speaker, Akeem Balogun took turn to decry the deteriorating state of the roads during plenary presided over by the Speaker, Olakunle Oluomo.
Hon. Yusuf Abiodun said the people of his constituency have been going through harrowing experiences as a result of the bad state of roads in his area.
He said Ado Odo Ota Local Government generates more Internally Generated Revenue for the state than others .
The lawmakers 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’s efforts at engaging the Federal Government to ease the plight of road users along Lagos- Abeokuta road in addition to its untiring efforts of applying palliatives on the road.
He consequently directed the House Committee on Works and Infrastructure to engage the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and the General Manager, State Public Works Agency to further bring government’s attention to some of the roads in the state.