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Rep. Remi Oseni with the leader of the APC in Ibarapa-East/Ido federal constituency, Kamorudeen Ajisafe, and others during the inauguration of N120m road construction equipment and palliatives in Oyo State

Lawmaker inaugurates N120m road construction equipment, palliatives in Oyo State

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By Olatunde Ajayi

Dr Remi Oseni, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ibarapa-East/Ido Federal Constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has presented construction equipment for rehabilitation of roads in his constituency.

The News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) reports that the earth-moving equipment presented include a bulldozer and a road grader.

Oseni, while speaking on the significance of the equipment, said the decision on acquiring a bulldozer and road grader for the constituency was targeted towards providing easy access for farm produce to the major markets in the constituency.

He added that a larger percentage of the people in the constituency practised farming, noting that most of the farm produce always got spoilt before getting to the market due to lack of good roads at the grassroots.

Oseni, who currently chairs the House Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), disclosed that about 80 roads within the constituency had been mapped out for construction in the phase one with the newly-acquired equipment.

“I am full of excitement and praises to Almighty God for making the dream and efforts to make Ibarapa-East/Ido roads motorable come to reality with the purchase of these bulldozer and road grader for our constituency.

“The worth of these construction equipment with the current Dollar to Naira exchange rate is in the neighborhood of 120 million Naira.

“As chairman of the house committee on FERMA, I want to urge community leaders and every citizen to join hands with the government to ensure contractors deliver quality road projects.

“Whenever it is observed that the contractor handling a road project in the neighborhood is not doing quality job, people should raise alarm and report to the nearest FERMA office so as to take such contractor up on the issue,” he said.

The lawmaker disclosed that the rice palliatives shared for the people in the constituency alongside the construction equipment inauguration programme was an initiative of the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to address food challenges in the country.

“The Federal Government recently gave every lawmaker a support of about N100 millions worth of palliatives.

“It is no more news that letters of awards of these palliatives have been given, contractors have been assigned and job has been directed to be executed and that is what we are doing today.

“President Bola Tinubu is still committed towards fulfilling all his promises on youth empowerment, road infrastructure, health, education and security of lives and properties, among others,” he said. (NAN) (www.nannews.ng)

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Edited by Vivian Ihechu

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