Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Governor of Niger State on Monday visited the collapsed bridge at Tatabu village in Mokwa Local Governent Area of Niger state for proper monitoring. Few months ago the bridge was swept away by flood which was triggered by heavy rain. The bridge however links the North and South-West geopolitical zones.
Since the bridge collapsed, it has left several motorists stuck to the road. It equally has led to the damage of a good number of perishable goods.
On getting to the Site, the Acting President was however taken aback by the abysmally poor condition of the bridge and the level of damage caused by the flood.
He expressed his dismay at the sight of the bridge. he said;
“This is an important route and we can assure you all that the temporary road will be done as fast as possible. We have got the assurance of the contractors handling the road. the road will be passable in a fortnight”.
“The government will surely find a permanent solution to the frequent collapse of the bridges along this very important highway which links the North and South-West geopolitical zone of the country.”
He further added that he has provided the necessary amenities to ensure quick completion of the bridge, adding that the Federal government are working on the reviving the trail transport system to ensure less pressure on the road.
He appealed to motorist to be patient and cooperate with the contractors to enable the completion of the bridge and is achieved within the this time frame.