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Plateau South Lauds Lalong For Intervention Of Collapsed Bridge In Shendam

Plateau South Senatorial District has commended the timely intervention of Senator Simon Bako Lalong on the recently collapsed bridge which is being reconstructed by the Federal Ministry of Works.

Senator Lalong who is a member of the Senate Committee on Works visited the bridge on Saturday as part of his promise to ensure that the bridge is completed before the rains intensify.

He expressed satisfaction with the pace of work and disclosed that just last week, he met with the Minister of Works Engr Dave Umahi to facilitate payments due to the contractors.

Lalong appreciated President Tinubu and the Minister of Works, David Umahi for fulfilling their promise to reconstruct the bridge when he lodged the request to them last year upon the collapse of the old bridge.

The contractor and residents thanked Senator Lalong for his passion for the development of the area by ensuring the reconstruction of the bridge which links Shendam to Nasarawa State is done expeditiously.

Meanwhile, Senator Lalong visited Wase Local Government to assess the ongoing work on the collapsed Wase-Langtang bridge which also connects Nasarawa State and will soon be completed.

He said together with the former Deputy Speaker House of Representatives Rt. Hon. Idris Wase, they are working closely with the Federal Government to ensure that the work is completed on time to facilitate the movement of people and goods during the heavy rainy season.

The Senator hinted that together with other Senators from the North East States, they are also working on a motion for the urgent construction of the Akwanga-Jos-Bauchi-Gombe-Yobe-Maiduguri Road which is a major corridor to 7 states but currently in very bad shape.

The Panbegwa-Manchok, Jos Road he said is also being discussed.

Lalong during the visit to his Constituency also attended a memorial Mass at St Stephen Catholic Church Nyak Ajikamai, paid condolence visits to some bereaved families as well as attended the wedding of the younger sister to APC Gubernatorial Candidate in Plateau State Dr. Nentawe Yilwatda Goshewe in Pankshin.

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