The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, said the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to rebuild Nigeria through the provision of basic infrastructure will make the country more united and indivisible.
Fashola, in company of his Agriculture counterpart, Chief Audu Ogbeh, made the assertion recently while inspecting on-going construction works on the Loko-Oweto bridge linking Benue and Nasarawa states. The contract was awarded to Messrs Reynolds Construction Company (Nig.)Ltd, in November, 2011 with the sum of N51, 612,804,367.37.
The work is said to be at 90.69% stage of completion. The minister explained that the bridge is expected to provide a vital link between the North, South, East and Western parts of the country as well as enhance the socio-political and economic activities in the country.
He stated that Buhari is building an unfailing foundation and a dependable fortress by addressing the problems of infrastructural deficit like the 2nd Niger Bridge, Federal Secretariat, Awka and the Loko-Oweto bridge, stressing that Nigerians should support him to actualise a country of his dream.
The minister said that the construction of the Loko-Oweto bridge will, without doubt bring peace, understanding and mutual respect between the traditional rulers and the people of Benue and Nasarawa states.
He commended Reynolds Construction Company (RCC} (Nig.) Ltd and the Federal Controller of works, Nasarawa State, Engr. Taiwo Wasiu Adetayo, for adhering to job specification and standard.
Earlier, the traditional rulers of Nasarawa Local Government Area, in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmed Sabo (Mai Loko), and his counterpart in Benue, Chief Godwin Onah (Ada Agatu), expressed their gratitude to President Buhari’s administration for coming to their aid by constructing the bridge, saying the construction of the bridge provided employment to the youth in the communities.
The two traditional rulers used the occasion to assure Mr President of their overwhelming support for his re-election in 2019.