BY OLUMIDE ABUDU
The Ondo State House of Assembly has made case for relocation of markets on roadsides and highway.
The lawmakers at a plenary after a recess towards the conduct of the October 10 Governorship election in the state also called for the construction of access roads in Akungba Akoko to reduce the rate of accidents in that axis.
One of them, Mr Felemugud Bankole who raised the matter during the plenary called on the house to take necessary actions that would forestall future occurrence.
Commending Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu for the quick intervention when the recent accident occurred in Akungba Akoko, Mr Bankole appealed to the state government to exercise political will and relocate the market to another suitable location.
Speaking extensively on the incident, the chairman, house ad hoc committee on information, Mr Olugbenga Omole expressed worries over the attitude of truck drivers on roads in Akoko areas which called for serious attention in order to safe other road users.
Contributing, two lawmakers, Messrs Taofiq Mohammed and Oluwole Ogunmolasuyi sympathized with victims of the accident and called on all stakeholders to synergize and find lasting solution to the matter.
The speaker, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun while handing down resolution of the house said a body would be set up to liaise with the federal ministry of works to facilitate construction of access roads and relocate markets from roadsides and highway.
Meanwhile, a bill for a law to repeal the Ondo state electricity law and make provisions for the ondo state electric power sector law was committed to committee stage.
The lawmakers noted that the bill should be given accelerated hearing to boost power generation and create employment opportunities for youths in the state.