Ighomuaye Lucky, Benin-City
The Edo State House of Assembly, on Wednesday, invited the Commissioner representing the state on the board of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Saturday Uwuelekhue, over abandoned road projects in the state.
This was contained in the house resolution passed in Benin-City.
Majority leader of the Assembly, Roland Asoro, moved a motion under matters of urgent public importance on the need to call on the NDDC to embark on the rehabilitation of the Benin -Abraka road.
The deputy Speaker, Victor Edoror, representing (APC Esan Central) seconded the motion.
Moving the motion, Asoro said the Benin-Abraka road leading to some Orhionmwon communities, has gone bad, making transportation impossible for farmers to move their produce to the city centre due to the poor state of the road.
“The aim of the commission is to develop the Niger-Delta region and rehabilitate the roads. A lot of the road projects embarked upon by the NDDC have all been abandoned.
“For the past four years, the road has been in bad shape. The road is also connecting Edo and Delta”, he said.
Asoro urged the house to prevail on the NDDC to complete the road and all ongoing projects in the state.
Other Lawmakers unanimously adopted the motion.
The Speaker, Kabiru Adjoto after deliberation, summoned the commissioner to appear before the house on May 28 and directed that he should come with a list of all ongoing projects in the state.
Adjoto further directed the commissioner to come with details of the 2018 budget regarding projects in Edo.
Earlier, the house received a letter from governor Godwin Obaseki requesting them to confirm a commissioner nominee, Mrs Omowa Oni-Okpaku.
The speaker directed the letter to the house committee on rules, business and government house to slate it for consideration on a later date.
Also, a bill for a Law to establish school of midwifery, Zuma Memorial hospital, was given first reading on the floor of the House.