Borno State lawmakers complain about huge infrastructure deficit in the state


Senators and House of Representatives members from the various constituencies in Borno State on Tuesday met with the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to complain about the huge infrastructure deficit in the state.

The National Assembly members noted with concern that the long period of the insurgency had prevented government from working on the various dilapidated infrastructure across the state.

The Senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, who addressed journalists on behalf of his colleagues after the meeting, called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene in the rehabilitation of major roads in the state.

Ndume said the call became necessary following the harrowing experience that residents and commuters now face on the dilapidated roads.

He lamented that work had yet to start on some of the roads like Biu-Gombe, Biu-Maiduguri, Biu-Damaturu, Biu-Gombi, Bama-Gwoza-Mubi and Gwoza-Damboa-Buni Yadi, which were captured in previous budgets and consequently awarded.