Works Minister expresses satisfaction over Chanchanji Bridge
By the Worldview
Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing Chanchanji Bridge project in Takum Local Government Area of Taraba state
The Minister stated this while speaking with journalists after inspecting the bridge, commended the company handling the project, SCC Nigeria Limited for a quality work done.
Raji Fashola said the bridge which linked Taraba, Benue and other parts of the country was awarded as an emergency intervention in place of the deplorable old iron bridge, maintaining that if the project is fully completed, it would ease transportation of goods and services across the country
He commended the host community especially the traditional leader for the cooperation accorded the contractor and urged them to sustain the habit to enable the contractor execute the project at right time.
The Minister reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to executing more projects and assured to complete Chanchanji, Takum road.
On the Serti, Gembu road, the minister said the project was taken over by the state Government, attributing the delay of some projects to financial challenges.
Earlier, the Director of design in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Emmanuel Adoye said technical work has been carried out on Chanchanji road including soil tests saying it remains minor touches before the commencement of the road project.
Also commenting, the state controller Federal Ministry of Works, Yakubu Mohammed said the Chanchanji bridge project has reached eighty percent completion, maintaining that its execution was in line with original design.
In an interview, the chairman of Takum Local Government, Shiban Tikari commended Federal Government for its plan to take over Chanchanji, Takum road project, saying the construction of Chanchanji bridge would go a long way in alleviating hardships being faced by commuters plying Wukari, Takum road, noting that the project when fully completed, would boost social economic activities in the local government.
He lauded Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku for maintaining peace and stability in southern Taraba, adding that the speedy work carried out on Chanchanji bridge was as a result of the prevailing peace and advised the people of Takum to imbibe the culture of peace for development to thrive.