From Victor Seyi, Ilorin
The Kwara State government has been urged to as a matter of urgency to build trailer parks through public private partnership (PPP) arrangement to boost its internally revenue generation and ensure safety for the people.
The plea was made by the State House of Assembly in a recommendation through a matter of general public important raised by Hon. Mathew Olaitan Babaoye of Irepodun local government of Kwara State.
Babaoye had raised a matter of general importance on the nuisance constituted by Dangote trucks that were parked along the road leading to the House of Assembly.
While presenting the report, the chairman of the ad-hoc committee that investigated the matter, Hon. Hassan Oyeleke said Dangote Flour Mills was ready to partner with the state government on the provision of trailer park, under the Kwara State, public private partnership bureau law 2015.
The Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly, Hon Matthew Okedare, who presided over the plenary while reading the recommendation of the House directed the Bureau of land to provide more land for Dangote Flour Mills to give room for expansion and parking lot as a private measure.
The House, therefore urged the state government to give parking space priority in allocating land for heavy industries in Ilorin master plan, nothing that the provision of parking spaces for heavy trucks would eliminate carnage of the roads.