Posted by News Express | 24 May 2015 | 2,973 times
Former Minister of Defence, Gen. Theophilous Danjuma (rtd.), on Saturday inaugurated two bridges worth N500 million along Takum-Katsina Ala Federal Highway in Taraba.
The project is meant to curb the frequent accidents on the road as a result of the collapse of the bridges.
“The project started when I noticed the deplorable state of the bridges and realised that they had become death traps and a major cause of serious disabilities in the society, over the years.
“Being aware that this is a Federal Road, I sought and obtained permission from the Works Ministry and the work commenced.
“We worked closely with the ministry and other relevant bodies and today, the challenges are over and I am glad this is over,” Danjuma said during the inauguration ceremony.
He observed that the road had not been given any serious attention since the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
He called on the Minister of Works to award the contract for the construction of the road to a competent civil engineering company.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gen. Danjuma handed over the bridges to Taraba Government for handover to the Federal Government. (NAN)
•Photo shows TY Danjuma.
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