REPS CHARGES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON INFRASTRUCTURE
Motion to provide infrastructure at the karu mararaba/ nasarawa area was moved at the plenary on Thursday.
The lawmakers said that the road is the most neglected of all the borders in the capital city. The house said that the area lacks basic infrastructure such as good roads, school, hospital and power.
The lawmakers noted that despite the effort of the Nassarawa state government, inadequacy of infrastructure in the area is mostly caused by the huge number of people residing in the area, which most of the people work or transact business in the capital city.
The lawmakers are worried that the poor road network and absence of railway system makes commuting difficult just as the near absence of electricity makes living and transaction of business in the area a night mare given that lack of power impacts on the ability of the people to spend.
They said studies have shown that countries that have electrification rate of less than 80 percent consistently suffer from reduced Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capital.
The Reps therefore calls on the government to provide infrastructure and facilities such as road, health care centers, drainages, electricity in the area to ameliorate the sufferings of the people. The lawmakers also urge the inspector general of police to provide more police station and personnel in the area.
A committee on personal duty and police affair is mandated to insure implementation.