Motion: Friday Alih Makes Calls for Urgent Rehabilitation of Onitsha-Igo Road in Ofu

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MATTER OF URGENT PUBLIC IMPORTANCE CALLING ON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO URGENTLY REPAIR THE IJESSI – ONITSHA IGO ROAD AND IN PARTICULAR THE HILLY PORTION.
The Rt. Hon. Speaker and distinguished Honourable Colleagues, I rise to bring to the fore, the plight of the people of Onitsha – Igo community in my constituency.
This agrarian community consists of several villages hosting over ten Thousand peace loving and hardworking people.
Today, they are completely cut-off from the rest of the Local Government on account of a terribly bad portion of the earth road in the hilly terrain, occasioned by the heavy rain and aggravated by the sudden spring water emanating from the hill itself.
Whereas, this road of about 15km, linking Otukpa-Ejule Road at Ijessi to Ankpa- Okula Anyigba Road  and passing through many farming communities has had several rehabilitation by community efforts and at some point, by the Local Government Authority.
And whereas, these communities have cried out to the state Government in the past for the construction of this important link road.
And whereas, in view of the socio-economic importance of the road, knowing that these communities are agriculturists who necessarily have to evacuate their farm products to the markets outside their domain.
And take notice that in the past few days, no vehicular movement could take place because of this particular portion as aforesaid.
And in my on-the-spot assessment visit on the 11th September 2017, I confirmed the terrible state and impassability of that portion.
Therefore, let it be resolved by this Honourable House as follows:
Prayers:
The State Government do direct the relevant agency to urgently intervene in the repair/construction of that portion as an interim measure.
That the State Government do consider and include in the next budget, the construction of this all important road to give a permanent relief to these communities.
I so moved.
HON. DR. ALIH FRIDAY A.
Ofu State Constituency



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