Honourable Olubunmi Ogunlola today November 20, 2019 raised a motion during plenary on the need to control indiscriminate Erection of bumps on Federal Roads.
In the motion, it was noted that most Federal Roads Bumps of different sizes and shapes are being erected by host communities through which the road passes to safeguard lives of pedestrians in those communities. This is done without obtaining approval from the right authority thereby often constituting dangers to road users.
The House is worried about ways and manners in which these bumps are erected thus excluding expert opinions concerning specifications in terms of size, width and suitable places for erection of such bumps.
The motion also noted that it is the responsibilities of Federal Ministry of Works and Housing with the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) to construct and maintain Federal Roads across Nigeria.
Accordingly the House resolved to; urged Federal Ministry of Works and Housing to develop guidelines as conditions precedent for erecting bumps on Nations highways in order to lessen the burden of obtaining approval by host communities, in addition, advised communities desirous of erecting bumps on Federal highways to seek approval from relevant authorities before embarking on such ventures to avert accidents which some bumps may cause.
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SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MATTERS- REPS