Posted By: ABIODUN NEJO
National Assembly member, Hon Kehinde Agboola, has expressed concern at the state of the roads linking Ekiti State to the Federal Capital City (FCT) and Lagos.
Agboola, a House of Representatives member representing Ekiti North Constituency I, appealed for extension of the dualisation of the Abuja-Lokoja road to Ekiti State and to the Lagos link road for the benefit of road users in Ekiti.
The lawmaker, who spoke at his Odo Oro hometown in the Ikole Council area of the state during a thanksgiving service and reception over his election, said rehabilitation of the road across the country was necessary for safety of lives, transportation of goods and services and overall development of the country.
He assured the people that among other programmes targeted at ensuring better lives for his constituents, a bill for the inclusion of the dualisation and rehabilitation of other roads in Ekiti State in the budget would soon be presented to the House of Representatives for necessary action.
Agboola, a pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, who said the event was to appreciate God and his constituents for the honour, pledged to build a church in the community to expand the people’s scope of worship.
He, however, dismissed insinuations that there was crisis in the National Assembly, saying: “There is no crisis in the Senate and House of Representatives, but in the APC caucuses in the two chambers. The seeming crisis in the National Assembly is about the desperation of APC.”
Also speaking at the event, Senator Duro Faseyi said: “There is no crisis in the National Assembly. What we have is APC meddling in the affairs of the National Assembly. But nobody can impose leadership on us.”
Faseyi, who represents Ekiti North Senatorial District, appealed to the APC to leave the National Assembly alone so that it could concentrate on the legislative and oversight functions Nigerians had voted members to perform.
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