OrderPaperToday – The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the Federal Government to refund a sum of N52 billion spent on repairing federal roads in the state over the years.
Raising the issue under Matter of Urgent Public Importance today, the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly, Mr. Olumuyiwa Jimoh said that it was necessary for the money to be refunded to the state for some important projects.
Jimoh, who congratulated the new Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on his appointment, added that the Federal Government should complete on-going projects in the state and pay attention to other laudable projects that would help the development of the state.
Speaking on the issue, Speaker of the House, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa said that it was important to remind the former governor of the state of the challenges facing the state having served as governor for eight years.
“He has also been in the forefront of the repair of federal roads in Lagos State and the refund of money expended on federal roads by the state government.
“We must write a letter to the minister to call their attention to the urgent need to repair federal roads in the state. It is better to make this appeal to him before the work load of handling three major areas of government becomes much,” he said.