By Emmanuel Nduka
Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Thursday asked the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba and other heads of security agencies to immediately dismantle all road blocks from Lagos and Abuja, down to the South-eastern part of the country.
The reason, according to the House, is to facilitate free flow of traffic and relieve the pains and hardship of the motorists and other road users travelling during this festive season.
The lawmakers also urged the Police to immediately disband all checkpoints at the Onitsha Head Bridge which is currently creating heavy gridlock.
The Reps further asked the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to deploy its men and materials to ease flow of traffic between Asaba and Onitsha.
Adopting a motion by Obinna Chidoka, the House asked all security agencies to collaborate in the discharge of their responsibilities and avoid dissipation of resources as exemplified by the multiple checkpoints on the roads, especially those leading to and from the Southeast.