Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State says he is thrilled by the ‘quick intervention’ of the Federal Government in the repair of collapsed infrastructure in the State.
Governor Lalong while inspecting ongoing work at the Sabon Gida bridge along a Federal Road in the State’s Qua’an Pan Local Government Area said he was particular excited that the FG didn’t delay response after his appeal to President Muhammadu Buhari and a personal visit to the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola seeking “immediate intervention”.
The Governor said “I am very happy with the level of work on-going on this bridge in Sabon Gida which links Plateau and Nasarawa State from this axis. This unfortunate damage has caused untold hardships to our people where in some cases, bridges have collapsed and some portions washed away. When I took the cry to the Federal Government, they assured me that something will be done and I am here to witness it.”
Plateau State Commissioner for Works Mr. Pam Botmang said the State Ministry of Works has been working with the Federal Controller of Works in the State to ensure that the work is carried out seamlessly.
The State has also provided “palliative measures” to ease movement while the Federal Government carries out major work, said the Commissioner.
The Federal Controller of Works Plateau State Engr. Usman Magin explained that old infrastructure, increased rain and desalting factors changed water course, leading to the bridge’s collapse.