Video: FG to construct Pedestrian Bridge at Okada Junction, Idahosa

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Hon. Dennis Idahosa, has said that the unwanted deaths recorded daily at Okada Junction along the Benin-Ore-Lagos highway would soon be a thing of the past as the Federal Government would soon constuct a pedestrian bridge at the junction.

Mr Friday Aghedo, Media Adviser to the representative of the Ovia Federal constituency in the National Assembly, made the disclosure in a statement made available to newsmen in Benin on Wednesday.

Idahosa said that concerned and alarmed by the number of deaths recorded on that session of the highway, he moved a motion at the floor of the House of Representatives to that effect.

He said that construction of a pedestrian bridge at Okada Junction was long overdue considering the daily volume of traffic on the highway.

Idahosa noted that aside helping to reduce to the barest minimum number of deaths at that portion of the highway, construction of a pedestrian bridge there would also help reduce the number of man-hour lost to traffic.

The lawmaker stressed that aside his primary responsibility of making favourable law that will be impactful to his constituents, he also has the responsibility of protecting their lives and that of other Nigerians.

“It was in that light that I moved a motion to that effect that a stop should be put on the rate of deaths recorded in that highway by Okada junction.

“The highway is one of the busiest highways in Nigeria and as a connecting route to the South-West to the South East, North and South-South zones.

“That junciton also served as a link to communities and towns in Okada and
lguobazuwa areas of Edo state,” he stated.

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