Sen Ekpenyong Jnr joins inaugural meeting of Senate C’tee on Road Infrastructure

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…Vows to Tackle Poor Road Conditions and Gully Erosion Across Nigeria


Abuja, NigeriaSenator Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, the representative for Cross River South at the 10th Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, held the inaugural meeting of the Senate Committee on Road Infrastructure on Thursday. During the meeting, Senator Ekpenyong expressed the committee’s determination to address the pressing issue of poor road infrastructure and the menace of gully erosion that plagues the country NEGROIDHAVEN can report.

As Nigeria grapples with the challenges posed by dilapidated road networks and the destructive impact of gully erosion, the Senate Committee on Road Infrastructure has taken a deliberate stance to confront these issues head-on. Joined in by Sen. Ekpenyong Jnr, the committee seeks to find sustainable solutions to improve road conditions and ensure the safety and convenience of citizens across the nation.

In his remarks, Senator Ekpenyong emphasised the urgency of addressing the deplorable state of road infrastructure in Nigeria. He stated, ‘Today’s inaugural meeting marks a significant step in our commitment to alleviating the hardships faced by Nigerians due to the poor condition of our roads. We cannot ignore the negative impact this has on transportation, commerce, and the overall wellbeing of our people.’

The Senator further expressed concern over the menace of gully erosion that poses a serious threat to communities, leading to the displacement of families and devastating environmental consequences. He affirmed the committee’s resolve to work closely with relevant government agencies and stakeholders to tackle gully erosion through comprehensive measures.

During the meeting, members of the committee engaged in productive discussions, seeking input from experts and stakeholders to develop effective strategies to revamp road infrastructure and address gully erosion challenges. The committee pledged to leverage available resources and explore innovative funding models to implement sustainable road projects across the country.

Sen. Ekpenyong Jnr assured Nigerians that the Senate Committee on Road Infrastructure would operate with transparency, accountability, and a strong sense of responsibility towards fulfilling its mandate. He emphasised the need for collaboration and synergy among all levels of government to achieve the desired impact on road infrastructure improvement.

As the committee sets its sights on the task ahead, Nigerians are hopeful that their voices will be heard, and tangible progress will be made to transform the nation’s road networks and mitigate the adverse effects of gully erosion. The commitment of Senator Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr and his team signals a renewed determination to deliver positive change and a brighter future for Nigeria’s transportation sector.