Members of the Enugu State House of Assembly have called on the Federal Government to reimburse the State Government 25.9 billion Naira used to rehabilitate federal roads across the state.
The legislatures moved the motion in a plenary session at the Legislative Complex in Enugu on Monday.
A member representing Nsukka East Constituency, Honourable Chinedu Nwamba, moved the motion explaining that the immediate past administration of Governor Sullivan Chime, two years ago, carried out reconstruction and rehabilitation of over 10 federal roads.
He said the decision to reconstruct the road was taken due to the daily loss of lives, decreasing economic activities and untold hardship citizens faced plying the route.
Mr Nwamba said that the reimbursement would go a long way in assisting the present administration to enhance development in several other sectors of development including agriculture, commerce, education and tourism.
Other members of the House also contributed in the appeal, explaining that the state needed the money to remain afloat in developmental activities.
The lawmakers believe urgent reimbursement of the money owed the State Government would help keep hope alive in the various communities of the state.