The Lagos State House of Assembly has urged the Federal Government to refund the N52billion the state spent on repairing federal roads in the state.
Raising the issue under Matter of Urgent Public Importance yesterday, the Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh, who congratulated the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on his appointment, said it was necessary for the money to be refunded for some important projects.
He added that the Federal Government should complete on-going projects in the state and pay attention to other projects.
The Speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, said it was important to remind former Governor Fashola of the challenges facing the state.
“He has also been in the forefront of the repair of federal roads in Lagos State and the agitation for refund of money expended on federal roads by the state.
“We must write a letter to the minister to call his attention to the need to repair federal roads in the state. It is better to make this appeal to him before the work load becomes much,” he said.
Yinka Ogundimu (Agege 2) said the issue could not be over-emphasised.
He said this is a reminder the Federal Government that the state’s federal roads should be fixed.
Source: The Nation Nigeria