NASS Accuses FERMA MD Of Non-utilisation Of N10bn In 2016 Budget

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The senate and house of representatives’ joint committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), yesterday asked for the removal of

acting managing director FERMA, Mr Peter Odey over non performance of N10 billion in 2016 budget.Members of the joint committee had expressed concern over the poor implementation of the 2016 Budget.

In his contribution, a member of the committee, Hon Magaji Aliyu representing Birnin Kudu/Buji federal constituency who put the leadership of FERMA under fire for lack of responsibility said, the agency was not worried over numerous deaths of Nigerians on the high ways on daily bases.

“The leadership of FERMA does not seem to be responsible. People are dying everyday, 6 persons died along Kano/Kaduna road just yesterday and the agency had N10 billion appropriation in 2016 budget which is not utilized,” he said.

“Decisive action should be taken against FERMA. The managing director should be changed, those in charge of the agency should be all removed, people are dying and you keeping N10 billion, while Nigerians are losing their lives on high ways.” he said.

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