Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Toby Okechukwu, yesterday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the road fund and the road authority bills.
He said fixing roads infrastructure in Nigeria would be difficult without such laws.
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He recalled that both bills, which sought to give a facelift to the road sector, had been rejected by the executive.
Okechukwu spoke in Abuja when the president, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Rabiu Ali, led a delegation to present a letter of honorary fellowship of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) to him.
“Anybody who tells you that road construction in this country can get any golden era without those roads reform bills passed into law or without Mr. President signing it is joking”, Okechukwu said.
Ali said the fellowship was sequel to Okechukwu’s contribution to engineering in Nigeria, especially in amending the COREN Act.