The Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr. Toby Okechukwu, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Road Fund and the Road Authority Bills.
He made the call when the president, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, Rabiu Ali, led a delegation to present to him, a letter of honorary fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE.
Mr Okechukwu who said both bills, which sought to give a facelift to the road sector, had been rejected by the executive, maintained that fixing roads infrastructure would be difficult without such laws.
“Anybody who tells you that road construction in this country can get any golden era without those roads reform bills passed into law or without the President signing it is joking”, Okechukwu said.
The president, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN, Rabiu Ali, said the fellowship was sequel to Tobi Okechukwu’s contribution to engineering in Nigeria, especially in amending the COREN Act.
Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; Editing by Olwaseyi Ajibade & Annabel Nwachukkwu