Nasarawa Govt. To Embark On Construction Of Bridges
The Nasarawa state government says it will soon embark on the construction of over 600 bridges and culverts in all the development areas and local government areas of the state before the rains set in.
This was to disclosed to Channels Television in an exclusive interview by the state Commissioner of Education Aliyu Tijjani Ahmed.
He said the gesture is a partnership between the state government and the local government using the value added tax that has been accrued, to provide an enabling environment for people in the inter lands.
He also stated that the monies for the contract have already been deposited in the accounts of local governments and development areas so that work can commence in earnest.
“Arrangement is underway to provide an enabling environment for the people living in the interlands, particularly in the area of construction of bridges and culverts”
” I am happy to tell you that monies are deposited in the accounts of local governments and development areas for the construction of bridges and culverts all over the state, the money is gotten from the accrued VAT”
He also noted that people affected by communal clashes in the recent past would be compensated with relief materials so as to provide them some succour.
“Apart from the bridges and culverts, arrangement is also in progress for the provision of relief materials to all the villages affected by communal clashes.
“In no distant time, we will disclose our arrangements and people who were directly affected will benefit from the provision of food items and building materials to enable them settle down.
“This is being prepared in conjunction with the state government and local government councils,” Ahmed said.