The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has suspended three Heads of Local Government Administration (HOLGA) over failure to protect government infrastructural assets in their areas.
The Edo State Commissioner for Communication and Orientation, Chris Nehikhare, disclosed this while briefing journalists after the weekly Executive Council (EXCO) meeting.
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He said the heads of local government were suspended for failing to keep to the directive of the government instructing them not to allow heavy-duty vehicles to pass through their areas, despite the damage done to the state’s roads.
He listed the suspended local government administrators to include the heads of Owan West, Owan East and Igueben local councils.
“To protect our roads, the government placed a ban on articulated vehicles weighing up to 30 tonnes from plying state roads, as the state roads are not designed for them. These heavy-duty vehicles are being used to destroy and damage our roads, especially those carrying cement, petrol, and diesel. They should use the Federal Government roads designed for such purposes.”