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 in the state House of Assembly where the collapsed bridge is located, Abdullahi Taiwo, informed the House 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 House Leader, stressed the significance of the collapsed bridge constructed with corrugated iron several years ago by the military engineering corps.
The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare, who presided over plenary, while reading the resolution of the House, directed its Committee on Energy, Works and Transport to liaise with the Federal Ministry of of Works on the reconstruction of the bridge.
The House 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 NAN that the Federal Government had advertised the construction of both the Moro and Ohan bridges.
Awosanya said work would soon commence on the two bridges which he noted had already been captured at the 2016 budget.