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Over 6,000 km of roads damaged by excessive rainfall – Reps

The House of representatives says over 6,000 kilometers of roads has been damaged nationwide by rainfall.

This was sequel to a motion by a member from Ogun State, Mr Isiaka Ibrahim at plenary.

The lawmaker, said that the recent torrential rainfall experienced across the country in the last three months, has caused severe damages to roads and bridges in different parts of the country, leaving behind tales of woes, despondency, social and economic setback.

According to him, no region in the country was spared, bridges and culverts have been submerged and roads collapsed.

Mr Isiaka Ibrahim said based on the condition assessments carried out across the country, an estimated cumulative length of the damaged roads was above 6,000 kilometers.

The lawmaker added that the threat was posing a danger to human safety and causing significant disruption to both economic and social activities.

Adopting the motion, the House also mandated the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to present to the House Committee on Works, an Action Plan that may require any legislative framework for immediate intervention.

It mandated the Committee on Works to ensure compliance.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu, Edited by Adeniyi Bakare