Concerned by the recent collapse of a major bridge in the Shendam Local Government Area, Governor Caleb Mutfwang of Plateau State has spoken out.
Mutfwang released a statement on Tuesday in Jos through his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Mr Gyang Bere, in which he called the occurrence sad.
When the bridge collapsed on Sunday following heavy rain, it cut off economic connections between numerous nearby communities.
Some of the local villages would have temporary difficulties getting to their farms because of the collapsed bridge, he said.
However, he was relieved that no lives were lost and asked the impacted people to use the temporary diversion routes that had been established.
The governor has voiced his concern over the repeated collapse of the bridge from the 1970s and has emphasized the importance of a well-executed reconstruction project.
He also emphasized the critical importance of using best practices in the execution of all government contracts in order to provide value-added services to all citizens of Nigeria, especially those living in rural areas.
He reassured the people of Shendam that the government would work quickly to rebuild the bridge so that they may go about their daily lives and economic affairs as usual.
The government, he assured us, is working hard to fix the problem.
The governor also warned residents of the Plateau region to be on the lookout for impending floods.
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