Declare state of emergency on our roads —Senate to FG

By Ike Uchechukwu

Following a motion by Senator representing Cross River Southern Senatorial District, Gershom Bassey, the Senate has charged the Federal Government to immediately declare a state of emergency on all federal roads in the country

In statement personally signed by Bassey and made available to some newsmen in Calabar Friday , the Cross River Caucus Chairman in the National Assembly said that the federal highways in Nigeria require the sum of about N215 billion per annum to revamp 3,500km of federal roads for 8-10 years for total rehabilitation to be achieved.

Bassey raised the motion, titled: “Motion on Nigeria’s Bad Roads and Nigerian Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas (NUPENG) Impending Nationwide Strike” on the floor of the Senate and it was accordingly adopted urging the federal government to do the needful.

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