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House Of Reps Considering Use Of Concrete In Road Construction

Nigeria House of Representatives Committee on Works says, it is considering the adoption of concrete pavements for road construction in the country.

Chairman of the Committee, Akin Alabi, stated this on Thursday at its inaugural meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

“The use of concrete may be considered and adopted by the committee for road construction against the use of asphalt, which has led to the deplorable state of road infrastructure in the country,” he said.

He said that the committee would ensure proper oversight of the Ministry of Works and its parastatals to ensure contracts for road construction and rehabilitation were properly executed.

According to him, the Order 8 (B) Rule 109 of the House Rules gave the Committee powers to oversee the Ministry of Works and its parastatals agencies adding that it will ensure value for funds expended on road construction and rehabilitation.

He said the committee has representatives from all 36 states and the FCT.

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