The Federal Authorities says it can construct a concrete bridge over the Wase Waterways in Wase Native Authorities Space of Plateau State, as a substitute for the just lately collapsed Wase Bridge within the State.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, stated this on Tuesday, in a press release signed by Mrs Boade Akinola, the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations unit.
Fashola was quoted as making the promise when he acquired the Plateau State Gov. Simon Lalong, in his workplace in Abuja.
The minister assured the governor that the federal authorities would supply a brief time period aid to facilitate motion among the many communities disconnected, on account of the collapse.
The Minister stated that the momentary aid, could be undertaken by the Federal Controller of Works within the state in collaboration with the state authorities and Chairman of Wase Native Authorities.
He added that the brand new concrete bridge, could be a long run answer to the perennial drawback, which the bridge had suffered on account of heavy rainfall.
The minister defined that the design of the bridge would take his ministry’s design workforce, about eight weeks to finish.
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He, nonetheless, stated that the ultimate implementation of the concrete bridge plan, would rely on the supply of fund.
Fashola commiserated with the federal government and folks of Plateau, over the collapse of the bridge, which was on account of a heavy rains.
He counseled the governor for his fast response to the pure catastrophe, noting that the governor had put a name to him, as quickly because the incident occurred, which enabled him to schedule the assembly.
“Our intention is to do a design with a brand new concrete bridge throughout the waterways and that may take us about eight weeks going by the design workforce of the ministry,” he stated.
In his response, Gov. Lalong, thanked the minister for scheduling the assembly inside a brief discover and assembling the related departments with the view to discovering quick and long run options to the issue.
Lalong stated that he was compelled to name the eye of the minister instantly, to the incident, because of the extent of harm to the bridge.
“As a result of degree of harm on the bridge and the significance of the bridge to the State, I shortly put a name to the Minister to which he responded by calling for this assembly.
” I thank him for the time line given in addressing the problem” the governor stated.