Abuja – Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola,
has called for harmonisation of Federal Highway laws in order to reduce
He said under current arrangements, there were many
conflicting laws, which was costly.
Fashola stressed there was need to institutionalise the
existing infrastructural laws to pave way for collaborative efforts from all stakeholders.
This, he said, would also lead to maintenance of existing
He however pointed out legislative instruments were underway
to normalize the situation.
The Bills for public hearing are An act to Repeal the
Federal Roads Maintenance Agency Act 2007 and to Re-Enact the Federal Roads Authority
There is a Bill for An Act to establish the Infrastructure
Development Commission, the Repeal of the Infrastructure Concession and
Regulatory Commission and the Re-Enated of Public Private Partnership (PPP) Regulatory
Commission and A motion on the Need for the Establishment of Toll Gates on
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Fashola said awareness must be created and people be
properly informed that roads started depreciating from the day they were built.
“As such it is important to enact laws that will guarantee
the life span of the Federal roads.”
Fashola was speaking at a public hearing organized by the
Senate Committee on Works at the National Assembly.
The event was to welcome public participation in legislative
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, declaring the public
hearing open, reiterated the importance of public hearing to National Assembly
as it will afford the public the opportunity to contribute to law making.
– CAJ News
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