Hon. Prof. Steve Azaiki, OON
Hon. Frederick Yietiemone Agbedi
Hon. Preye Influence Oseke
Hon. Israel Sunny Goli
Hon. Fred Azibaupu Obua
NOTES that the East/ West Road which was constructed decades ago is one of the most important roads in Nigeria and it’s contribution to the economy and development of the country cannot be overemphasized.
ALSO NOTES that the East/West Road is spanning four states, Delta State to Cross River State. This road is in the heart of the oil rich Niger Delta where the oil revenue is derived and hence very vital. This makes traffic very heavy on the road round all seasons.
That it is in recognition of the importance of this road, the administration of President Olusegun Obansanjo approved the construction of a second carriageway and the rehabilitation of the existing one. Sadly, this road is yet to be completed.
That a greater portion of the road in these states have failed even as the project contracted to SETRACO construction company has been abandoned. The road has become a death trap and causes nightmares to commuters who has to unavoidably use the road.
That in particular some sections of the road in Bayelsa shall cut off in the coming few days as the rains intensify. This immediacy can only be saved if the Federal Government intervenes without any further delay.
That there is the need to urgently repair these failing, sinking sections of the road to avert more loss of lives, properties and ameliorate the hardship experienced by road users and ensure that the entire road is completed.
1. urge the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to direct the contractor Messers SETRACO to immediately return to site and do the needful.
2. Ensure that Niger Delta Affairs Ministry and SETRACO rehabilitate immediately the most threatened sections in Bayelsa state to avoid cut- off these portions.
3 . urge the Federal Government and Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs to complete this all important economic road without any further delay.
Mr. Speaker, Honourable Colleagues, we so move