Due to the deplorable condition of federal roads in the Southeast geo-political zone, the Enugu State House of Assembly has declared a state of emergency on the roads.
The lawmakers’ action was sequel to a motion by Chinedu Nwamba (Nsukka East), condemning the deplorable state of the roads.
Nwamba said: “Residents of Enugu and its environs, for over a decade now, are faced with myriads of problems because of the deplorable condition of federal roads.
“It seems the state is forgotten in the construction of new roads, rehabilitation and maintenance of federal roads. Incidentally, this trend has persisted despite promises by successive governments.
“Of the roads in question, the Port-Harcourt/Enugu and Onitsha/Enugu highways are the most pitiable. Whereas, the Enugu/Onitsha road, which usually takes about 40 minutes when the road was good, now takes three hours. The road is so bad that almost every vehicle that plies it breaks down before completing a full journey. The story is the same for the Enugu/Port-Harcourt highway as a journey of two hours now lasts five hours”.
After extensive debate on the motion, the lawmakers declared a state of emergency on federal roads and called on the Federal Government, through the Federal Ministry of Works/Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), to begin work immediately to avoid more mishaps.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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