The House of Representatives on Wednesday called on the Federal Government to reimburse Ebonyi,and other states funds spent to rehabilitate and construct federal roads.
This resolution emanated from a motion moved by Rep. Tobias Okuru (PDP--Ebonyi) and four others which was unanimously adopted without debate.
According to him, Ebonyi state and other states embarked on the construction and rehabilitation of Federal roads in their respective states under the reimbursement arrangement to ease the suffering of their indigenes
Okuru noted that several of those federal road projects had been completed by the states in line with the specifications of Federal Ministry of Works and the National Council on Works.
He said that in the face of the current economic crunch, Ebonyi government was still being owed N11.4 billion it spent on federal roads.
"These huge sums of money are needed by the state and other state governments to deliver dividends of democracy to their respective citizens," he said.
In another development, the Committee on Special Duties presented its reports on the boundary dispute between Ondo and Osun states and the neglect of ceded border communities of Tur,Wula, Mogode and Sedakute in Adamawa.
The committee on Power also presented its report on the implementation of the new electricity tariff.
The House had at its plenary session, mandated the committee to get additional information on the new tariff from Federal Ministry of Power.
Meanwhile, a motion by Rep. Uche Ekwunife (APGA-Anambra) seeking the renaming of House Buildings, hearing and committee rooms after former presiding officers of the House was rejected.(NAN)