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Collapsed Wase bridge to be replaced with concrete bridge – Fashola

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Collapsed Wase bridge to be replaced with concrete bridge – Fashola

Collapsed Wase bridge to be replaced with concrete bridge – Fashola

The Federal Government says it will build a concrete bridge over the Wase Waterways in Plateau State’s Wase Local Government Area, as a substitute for the State ‘s recently collapsed Wase Bridge.

This was said on Tuesday by the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, in a statement signed by Mrs. Boade Akinola, the Director of Press and Public Relations Unit at the Ministry.

As he met the Plateau State Gov. Simon Lalong, at his Abuja office, Fashola was quoted as making the vow.

The minister convinced the governor that the collapse would result in a short-term relief from the federal government to facilitate movement among disconnected communities.

The minister said the temporary relief would be implemented by the state’s federal works controller in coordination with the state government and local government chairman of Wase.

He added that the new concrete bridge would be a long-term solution to the ongoing problem faced by heavy rainfall on the bridge.

The minister explained that the bridge ‘s design would take the design team of his ministry to complete, about eight weeks.

However, he said the final execution of the concrete design for the bridge would depend on the availability of funds.

Fashola commiserated with Plateau’s government and citizens over the collapse of the bridge resulting from heavy rains.

He commended the governor for his swift response to the natural disaster, noting that as soon as the incident occurred, the governor had made an appeal to him, which allowed him to schedule the meeting.

“Our aim is to do a design with a new concrete bridge across the waterways and the ministry ‘s design team will take us about eight weeks to go,” he said.

Gov. Lalong, in his reply, thanked the minister for arranging the meeting within a short time and gathering the appropriate departments to find solutions to the problem in the short and long term.

Lalong said he was forced to call the minister ‘s attention to the incident immediately, due to the severity of the bridge damage.

“Because of the extent of damage on the bridge and the significance of the state bridge, I quickly appealed to the minister, to whom he had replied by calling for this meeting.

“I thank him for the timeline provided in dealing with the matter,” the governor added.

Hossana C. Infozer, you can link up with me via social media platforms @officialinfozer.

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