Nigeria Senate has urged the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on federal roads across the country.
The lawmakers made the request during Tuesday’s plenary.
The Senator representing Cross River South senatorial district in the Nigerian Senate, raised a motion on the deplorable state of federal roads in Nigeria.
Bassey also informed the Senate that the Petroleum Product Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has failed to remit the five per cent user charge of fuel pump price to the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), as stipulated in the Act for the rehabilitation of federal roads.
The Senate ordered its committees on Petroleum and FERMA to investigate the alleged non-remittance of funds by PPPRA for the rehabilitation of roads in the country.
The order was to allow private companies to construct major roads across the country and be paid in the form of tax credit.