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The State House of Assembly has passed a resolution urging the federal government to reimburse the state government the sum of forty three point five billion naira being the total amount expended on rehabilitation, maintenance and reconstruction of federal roads in the state.

The House passed the resolution following a motion sponsored to that effect by the member representing Anambra East Constituency,, Chief Obinna Emeneka and twenty eight others during yesterday’s plenary.
The motion was seconded by the member representing Idemili North Constituency, Mrs Nkloli Nmegbuanaeze.
Moving the motion, Chief Emeneka emphasized that the said contracts have been completely executed and the various contractors fully paid at the expense of Anambra state Government while waiting to be reimbursed by the federal government despite the fact that several requests have already been made for the reimbursement.
On his part, the member representing Njikoka Two Constituency Dr. Pete Ibida appealed to the federal Government to pay back Anambra state Government the money as non reimbursement of the fund has adversely affected the economy of the state.
In his contribution, the Majority Leader, Chief Victor Okoye noted that the continued delay in reimbursing the state government the said sum has stalled the completion of other ongoing road projects.
In their separate contributions, the member representing Orumba South Constituency Princess Nikky Ugochukwu and her Idemili South Constituency counterpart, Mr. Chuka Ezenwanne, the member for Awka South one Constituency, Dr. Nnamdi Okoye and Chief Romanus Obi representing Orumba North Constituency spoke in favour of the motion.
The Deputy Speaker, Sir Hafford Oseke and the member representing Aguta One Constituency, Dr. Ikechukwu Umeh called on legislators from Anambra state to prevail on the federal government to reimburse the said sum as representatives of the state.
Speaker of the House, Barrister Mrs Rita Maduagwu urged the Federal government to reimburse the present administration the said sum to enable it rehabilitate other roads that need urgent attention.
The House adjoined till Thursday next week.

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