Rival lawmakers continue parallel sittings in Edo

Two factions of the Edo State House of Assembly continued to meet Wednesday along party lines, reaching varied decisions.

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, faction of the Edo House of Assembly on Wednesday summoned the state Director of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency, FERMA, to appear before the house on Sept. 15.

Festus Ebea, who led the PDP faction during its plenary in Benin, said the FERMA director should explain alleged misconduct of some officials of the Edo State Traffic Management Agency, EDSTMA, on federal roads in the state.

Mr. Ebea said the house had passed a resolution calling on EDSTMA officials to stop further harassment of road users on federal trunk roads in the state.

According to him, “though we have noticed a reduction in their activities on federal roads, some of them are still seen operating on the roads.

“We want the director to come and tell us how far they have gone in enforcing the resolution and the challenges they are facing in the state.

Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress, APC, faction of the assembly has called on the Federal Government to provide relief materials to victims of rainstorm in Fugar, Etsako Central Local Government area of the state.

Moving the motion under matters of urgent public importance, Mr Jonhson Oghumah, (APC- Etsako Central), said since the disaster, the National Emergency Management Agency had not provided relief materials to the affected victims.

The speaker, Uyi Igbe, and other members, however, said that the state government had done a lot to cushion the effect of the disaster in the community.



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  • Countryman

    My honorable members of Edo state, there is this saying “United we stand divided we fall” why not resolve your interest and cooperative with gov Adams for the interest of the state. Remember, you were all elected under the banners of APC to represent your people and couple with your well being but let not money disorganized you. Thank-you.

  • Ade

    Somebody should tell this thief to take it easy! Kaduna people will judge your government after four years.

    • Usman

      Allow us to talk, we are more than impress

    • Mai Rusau!

      What is your own Governor doing Are? How is El Rufai a thief? Please take your hate somewhere else.

    • Whentong

      I’m sure you are from Osun… Tell your governor Aregbesola to pay your salary…

  • Olami

    El-rufai is doing what he promised he will do. To me,this is an open govt not chop and chop of the previous administration, if he continued like this kaduna state will become one of the best state in nigeria and he will be one of the best governor i wish you good luck my brother and God will help and help nigeria as whole you will encounter some criticism from some quaters especially the thivies that do not want our nation to forge foward in comity of nations pls do not look at their side just forge ahead Allah will help you and we shall be like other nations and kaduna state will be great by God’ grace amen.

  • Usman

    I don’t regret sacrificing my time to campaign for you and spending two nights at the collation center

  • Emeka

    Now, this is governance. Impressed.

  • SAM .A

    El rufai , this is what they call hit the ground running.The sky is your limit. You will provide others Template of governance . Kudos.The Nigeria Star is born.

  • AJM Baikie

    This is what i call marking scheme.

  • Iska Countryman

    buhari should read this…

  • segun Bidun

    This fellow should first of all return the billions of Naira he stole as FCT minister.
    No body is impressed with his 50 percent pay cut when he has corruptly enriched himself with billions of tax payer Naira.
    We must not forget that it is this same El Rufia who sold the Vice Presidents guest house to himself as FCT minister. He also allocated vast tracks of land to members of his family.
    A major beneficiary was Alhaji Idi Otuman , el rufia’s uncle.
    Even his 2 year old son at least he time got allocated land.
    Is this the change Nigerians were expecting?
    This crook also used Jimmy Lawal to siphon over 40 billion Naira from the sale of federal Government Housing in the FCT
    The fellow has an ongoing case with the EFCC.
    So no one should trust el rufia.
    He is propaganda machine.
    Secondly most of all that he has put up as early achievements are actually things that were plagiarized from Ngozi Okonjo Iwealas work at Finance and can be found in the Medium Term Strategy Report.
    From the biometric reform to inner city development, it is all plagiarized work.
    He has adopted wholesale everything that NOI put in that document as his ideas.
    What a shame.
    The bottom line is that not much would come el rufia.
    El Rufia is corruption personified.

    • share Idea

      My gee, I’m GEJ fan but most confess that I’m impressed with what I read from El-Rufai. The report is highly different from sensational reporting of his supposed statements, like the issue of salary reduction is well explained here and it makes sense rather than previous report that he reduced his salary and other political appointees.

      my hope for better Nigeria is rekindled after reading his report. No person exist without faults but as a leader you’re expected to inspire hope and this report is full of it. If Buhari had articulated his policies like this and presented it to Nigeria without all these unnecessary media drama of finding looted funds without any evidence, things would have been different from what we currently have. Let proper competition between APC controlled States and PDP begin for the betterment of Nigeria.