Al-Makura gives contractor deadline to complete bridge project
• Signs technical pact with Singapore
Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Al-Makura has said that all projects initiated by his administration were meant to ensure the well being of the people.
Al-Makura, who stated this during an inspection tour of Mararaba Orange Market Bridge being constructed by the state government in Karu Local Government, therefore gave the contractors handling the bridge one month to complete the project to boost the socio-economic development of the area.
Meanwhile, the state government has signed a technical agreement with the Singaporean government to provide technical equipment in other to enhance the training of women and youths in skills development. “I want to re-state my commitment to the development of this state; to fight poverty, unemployment and to boost the standard of living of the people.
All these projects I am embarking-on across the state, is to fight poverty, unemployment and other social vices among our people as well as to boost the socio-economic development of the state.
I urge the contractors handling this bridge to ensure that the bridge is put into use in the next 30 days to alleviate the sufferings of road users along this area. “Its completion will also reduce congestion because of the deplorable condition of the road due to the collapsed bridge,” he said.
Al-Makura also said that he would soon embark on a seven-days working visit to Karu Local government area. “As part of the seven days working visit, I will inspect priority project and map out strategies for the timely completion of the selected projects within the area.
The projects for inspection were the Karu International market, access road in Kabayi, Angwan- Hashimu and the upgrading of the Mararaba Gurku General Hospital among others.”
He added that he would also use part of the visit to ensure that the task force along Keffi- Abuja high way, set up to ensure sanity along the road, was sustained. Governor Al Makura, who disclosed this while answering questions from newsmen in Lafia, said state government signed the technical agreement with the Singaporean government with the aim of bridging the gap of unemployment in the state. “The technical agreement with the Singaporean government is to enhance the training of women and youths in various skills that will snowball into industrial development,” he said.
He further disclosed that his administration has designed a template that would make bold new investment in skills education to help put more money in pockets of the youths through an elaborate youth empowerment scheme.
Adding that as part of his administration efforts to give the physically challenged a sense of belonging, government invested huge amount of resources in building and equipping comprehensive special schools for the physically challenge in the 3 senatorial zones in the state.