Road Constructions: Lawmaker Calls on the State Government to Restrict Articulated Vehicles in Lokoja Metropolis
The Honourable Member representing Kogi/Koto State Constituency and House Committee Chairman on Women Affairs and Social Development, Hon. Muhammad Abubakar Tanko has called on the State Government to restrict the movement of articulated vehicles plying the Lokoja Metropolis roads e route Ganaja – Ajaokuta to the Eastern part of the country.
The Lawmaker made the call yesterday in an Oral Motion, Calling on the State Government to regulate movement of Heavy Duty Vehicles In Lokoja Metropolis.
He noted that due to the ongoing rehabilitation of the Lokoja – Ganaja – Ajaokuta road there is urgent need for the state government to restrict the movement of the heavy duty vehicles during the day as that will reduce the workload on the road as the gridlock occasioned by the articulated vehicles on the road is devastating.
According to him two people lost their live in early hour of yesterday due to the reckless driving of a trailer driver, noting that the House should call on the state government to enforce the earlier resolution on the same subject matter to restrict heavy duty vehicles trucks on Lokoja Metropolis roads during the day.
The motion which was seconded by Hon. (Barr.) Cosmas Atabor Ilemona of Igalamela/Odolu Constituency and supported by the Majority Leader, Hon. Hassan Abdullahi, who suggested that the Wada By Pass Road be completed and open for use.
While Hon. Prince Collins Hilarion Musa of Omala Constituency, and Hon. Idoko Ododo Moses of Dekina Biraidu State Constituency supported the motion, asking that the Ministry for Works, and Transportation be called to action.
The Speaker while ruling on the motion said the Traffic Law should be implemented.
He directed that the Committee on Legislative Compliance should interface with the Special Adviser on Legislative Matters, Commissioners and other Government Agencies to ensure that resolutions and laws passed on the floor are implemented