Bridge Collapse - Senate Invites Fashola

Abuja – The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution inviting the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to brief it on the recurring cases of collapse of bailey bridges across the country.

It did not, however, specify the day the minister was expected but called for the immediate replacement of all bailey bridges with permanent structures.

On a motion by Sen. Gilbert Nnaji (PDP Enugu East), the senate urged the Federal Road Maintenance Authority (FERMA) to urgently reconstruct the collapsed bridges. While noting the inherent risk of letting the existing bailey bridges to be operational, the chamber directed its Committee on Works to undertake an inventory of all bailey bridges nationwide.