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Reps To Probe Imo Government, Oil Company Over Abandoned Road

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The House of Representatives has resolved to investigate alleged abandonment of Orlu-Mgbe-Akokwa Road in Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, by the state government and some oil companies despite former President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of Tax Incentive Credit for the project.
The resolution of the lawmakers was sequel to the adoption of a petition from the Forum of Elders of Ideato Communities laid at the House plenary on Tuesday by the lawmaker representing the constituency, Ikenga Ugochinyere.
Laying the petition dated March 14, 2024 and signed by the forum’s chairman, Ejike Okwara, and secretary, Mbaoma Uche, the forum noted that under the tax credit scheme, the Imo State government and the oil companies entered into a partnership for the repair and rehabilitation of the road.
The petitioners, however, lamented that after a year when the construction of the road was flagged off, there was little or no work carried out on the road so far and the people of the constituency were suffering a total cut-off from other parts of the State and country, as a result of the poor state of the road.
Recall that in October, 2017, former President Buhari approved the Road Infrastructure Tax Credit (RITC) Scheme which was designed to attract private sector involvement in the provision of road infrastructure across the length and breadth of Nigeria.


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