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Ohan bridge collapse in Kwara



Collapsed Ohan Bridge

Collapsed Ohan Bridge

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

The Member representing Owode-Onire constituency at  the state House of assembly where the collapsed bridge is located, Abdullahi  Taiwo informed the House of the collapsed bridge during Wednesday 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 impossible.

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.

The Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare who presided over Wednesday plenary while reading the resolution of the House directed its  Committee on Energy, Works and Transport to lias with the Federal Ministry of of Works on the construction of the   collapsed bridge.

The House called on the kwara Government to put a palative measure in place before the reconstruction by the Federal Government.

Reacting to the issue of the collapsed bridge while speaking with ROYAL NEWS in llorin on Wednesday, the Federal Controller of Works in Kwara State , Mr Omotayo Awosanya said the Federal has advertised the construction of both the Moro and Ohan bridges.

He said Work will soon commence on the two bridges which had already been captured at the 2016 budget.

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