The Nigerian Senate has decried the bad state of the Benin-Auchi-Lokoja road, linking the South East and South South States to the Northern parts of the country.
This upper chamber of the National Assembly urged President Bola Tinubu to as a matter of urgency, Mobilise Contractors to Site and stem further deploration state of Benin–Auchi- Lokoja Road.
The Senate’s resolutions were contained in a motion sponsored by Senator Adams Oshiomhole who said the deplorable state of the Benin-Auchi-Lokoja road has forced smaller vehicles to opt for longer alternative routes through Ondo state, in order to avoid gridlock caused by the failed portions of the road.
Other lawmakers in their contribution to the motion expressed concerns at the slow pace of work on the road, adding that certain portions of the roads have failed completely and become a nightmare to motorists.
Consequently, the Upper Chamber asked the Ministry of Works and Housing to Come up with a plan to settle all lingering issues bordering on the dualisation of the Road with contractors and also review the terms and conditions of the contract to meet current realities of inflation.
Sen. Adams Oshiomhole- Edo North
Sen. Joel-Onowakpo Thomas- Delta South
Sen. Godswill Akpabio- Senate President