Thursday, 30 August 2018

Niger State Governor Gives Commissioner 24 Hours Ultimatum To Fix Collapsed Bridge

The Executive Governor of Niger, Abubakar Bello, has ordered the ministry of works to repair the collapsed Gulbin-Boka bridge in Mariga Local Government “within 24 hours”.

The bridge, which links the state with Kebbi and Sokoto States, collapsed on Monday after a downpour.

Bello directed the ministry to mobilise a contractor to fix the bridge immediately due to its social and economic importance.

The governor, who noted that the route was a Federal Government road, disclosed that a contract had been awarded for its rehabilitation by the central government.

"But, while the contract is on-going, we must fix the bridge to make the road passable to alleviate the suffering of the people,” he said.

He commended the people for their support and patience, promising that government would continue to solicit Federal Government’s intervention on the ecological problems bedeviling the state.

In his remarks, works commissioner Ibrahim Balarabe assured Bello that that the ministry would mobilise contractors to commence work so as to meet the deadline.

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