Kwara House of Assembly urges govt to build parks for trucks

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State

THE Kwara State Government has been urged to urgently build trailer parks through Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement in the State, to ease vehicular movement and strengthen the state’s Internally Generated Revenue (IGR).

This was the thrust of the resolutions reached by the State House of Assembly following a presentation of a report of the Ad-Hoc Committee on a matter of general importance raised by a member representing Irepodun Constituency of the state, Mathew Babaoye, on the alleged indiscriminate parking of trucks and other heavy duty trucks along Asa-Dam road in Ilorin.

The House of Assembly in its sitting presided over by the Deputy Speaker, Mathew Okedare, explained that the construction of trailer parks in the state would urgently address the hardship and the perceived danger the trucks could constitute to motorists plying roads in the state.

The House also directed the State Bureau of Land to provide more lands for Dangote Flour Mills Plc to allow for expansion and parking lot as a palliative measure to enhancing vehicular movement along Asa-Dam road.

The legislature also urged the state government to always give parking space a priority while allocating land to large scale industries in the Ilorin Master Plan.

The Chairman of the Ad-Hoc Committee and the leader of the House Hon. Hassan Oyeleke had, while presenting the report, observed among other things that trucks belonging to Dangote Flour Mills and private haulages were indiscriminately parked on the roadsides thereby obstructing free flow of traffic.

The Committee also noted that the flour mills was ready to partner with the State Government on the provision of a trailer park under the State Public-Private Partnership Bureau law 2015.

It would be recalled that the Speaker of the House Dr. Ali Ahmad had on Wednesday 24th of June constituted an Ad-Hoc committee to investigate the hardship caused as a result of indiscriminate parking of Dangote trucks along Asa-Dam road with a view to proffering an enduring solution to the problem occasioned by the trucks

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