Saturday, March 11, 2017 3:41 pm
Mr Moses Malle, the Overseer of Akun Development Area, Nasarawa State, said the council spent N13.8 million on the construction of bridges in Ezga, Embugu and Ukuchuku area.
Malle said this when he led some district and village heads and other stakeholders of the council on an inspection visit of the site in Akun.
He lauded Gov Tanko Al-Makura for the releas of funds for the construction of rural culverts and bridges across communities in the state.
He said this would boost socio-economic activities of the people of the state.
“This inspection tour is to ensure that the construction of bridges in this area is done according to specification in the interest of development.
“We are all aware that the project was the initiative of Gov Al-Makura to connect the areas to different communities to reduce the hardship faced by the people.
“This construction will also boost the economic activities of the area for the overall development of the state.
“I want to reveal that N13.8 million has been spent for the construction of the three bridges which have been completed.
“The construction of rural culverts and bridges will go a long way in fighting poverty, crime, unemployment, youth restiveness and improve the revenue base of the area,” he said.
Malle called on the people of the area to continue to support President Buhari and Gov. Al-Makura’s administration to enable them to succeed.
He assured the people of the area of the council’s readiness to continue to initiate projects that have direct bearing on the lives of the people.
Earlier, the traditional leader of Akun Chiefdom, Alhaji Usman Umbugadu, commended the governor for the construction of the bridges and called for the sustenance.
Umbugadu advised the people to live in peace and tolerate one another, irrespective of ethnic, religious and political affiliation for the overall development of the country.