Fix Mararaba-Dandaudu-Fuka road, says Niger Assembly

From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna

As a matter of urgency, Niger State House of Assembly has calles on the Executive Arm of Government to fix Mararaba-Dandaudu-Fuka road.

This was contained in a motion brought to the floor of the House by Andrew Danjuma, representing Munya Constituency on Thursday.

Danjuma lamented over difficulties faced by motorists plying Mararaba-Dandaudu-Fuka road accessing communities around that area for smooth daily activities.

He stated that government, according to the provisions of Section 15 (3) A of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) “provides adequate facilities for and encourage free mobility of people, goods and services throughout the federation.”

The member expressed worry that if nothing is done within the next few days culverts at Rafin Logo, Rafi Gora, Dabmu and Palaita have collapsed and the route will be cut off completely.

“I had to come to the aid of the communities by collaborating with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and providing materials for filling other emergency construction that was carried out to ease the hardship experienced by commuters and the communities,” he said.

In accordance ,Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State has forwarded the proposed 2022 Supplementary Budget estimates of about N227,341,669,229.01 to the state Assembly.

The Speaker, Barr Abdullahi Wuse read the letter at plenary.

He said, according to the letter, the supplementary budget estimates has the Recurrent Expenditure of about N90,921,172,135.02 while the Capital Expenditure stood at about N136,613,799,883.33

The speaker further read from the letter that the urgent need for government to complete ongoing projects and the emerging challenges of the economy, particularly the dwindling inflow of Statutory Allocation necessitated the increments of the proposed supplementary budget size.

Meanwhile, the proposed 2022 Appropriation Bill has passed second reading and was referred to the House Standing Committee on Appropriation for further legislative action.

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