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Bridge linking Kwara with Oyo collapses again

ECONOMIC and social activities of residents of Kwara and Oyo states were, on Wednesday, grounded, following the collapse of Moro bridge on llorin-lgbeti highway linking the two states.

The member representing Owode-Onire constituency, where the collapsed bridge is located, Abdullahi Taiwo, informed the Kwara State House of Assembly of the collapsed bridge during Wednesday’s plenary.

Taiwo, who was speaking under matter of urgent public importance, said the collapsed bridge had made transportation of farm produce to llorin, the state capital, difficult.

He stressed the need for urgent construction of the bridge, in view of its importance for transportation of food items and passengers from Oyo State and neighbouring Republic of Benin.

Members who contributed to the debate including the leader, stressed the significance of the collapsed bridge constructed with corrugated iron several years ago by the military engineering corps.

Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare, who presided over the plenary, while reading the resolution of the assembly, directed its committee on energy, works and transport to liaise with the Federal Ministry of Works on the reconstruction of the bridge.

The assembly called on the Kwara government to put palliative measures in place before the reconstruction by the Federal Government.

Reacting, the Federal Controller of Works in Kwara, Mr Omotayo Awosanya, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Federal Government had advertised the construction of both the Moro and Ohan bridges.