The Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Works on Tuesday made a fact finding visit to Imo State, South-East Nigeria to access the bad condition of federal highways and erosion sites across the state.
Senator Barnabas Gemade, who led the committee, said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration was desirous to tackle the long decay and neglect of infrastructural development in the country.
They noted that it was unfortunate that over the years, most federal roads in the South-East such as the Owerri-Port Harcourt, Owerri-Onitsha, Owerri-Okigwe federal roads and many more have suffered dilapidation due to lack of proper maintenance by previous governments.
They however assured the people of the state that they would forward their findings to the Federal government and advice accordingly.
Despite the Erosion Control Project earlier initiated, the Imo State government said the erosion control project was too much to handle and called for support from the federal government.
Senator Gemade promised to rally support from the federal government through the Ecological Fund Office and also ensure that after the raining season, work would commence on most of the federal highways.
The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Eze Madumere, who received the Senators and accompanied them to the erosion site commended the effort of the committee on their visit.
Mr Madumere urged them to speed up their resolutions to the federal government so as to alleviate the sufferings of the residents of the state.