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Osinbajo Acting President orders repairs on collapsed bridge in Niger

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday, said the Federal Government will soon rehabilitate the collapsed bridge, Tatabu in Mokwa Council Area linking Northern and Western parts of the country.

He, who said this when he, with Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, inspected the collapsed bridge, advised motorists plying the road to exercise patience.
The bridge along the road had collapsed on June 11, as a result of flood at Tatabu village in Mokwa Local Government Area of Niger state.
The collapsed bridge at Tatabu village along Mokwa-Jebba road in Kwara state play The collapsed bridge at Tatabu village along Mokwa-Jebba road in Kwara state
(Nairaland)

Osinbajo, who described the incident as unfortunate, said that the construction of an alternative bridge would be completed within 14 days to ease movement of traders and goods.
"We have come here to look at the bridge because this road is very important to us as a government and this axis is very important to motorists and the country.
"The Federal Government will make sure that the collapsed bridges along Tegina/Mokwa and Jebba/Mokwa roads are done immediately and all repairs on the roads are done.
"We commend your patience and want you to continue to be patient with us, very shortly, the bridge will be completed within a forth night," he said.
The Acting President stated that adequate personnel had been mobilised to ensure quick completion of the collapsed bridges.
Osinbajo attends Armed Forces Command and Staff College graduation ceremony play Acting President Yemi Osinbajo (Presidency)

"We are working on the two bridges as emergency and everybody is fully mobilised; government is committed to maintenance of all roads across the country," he added.
He, however, cautioned motorists against loading their vehicles above the approved road standard of 35 tonnes per vehicle.
The collapsed bridge at Tatabu village along Mokwa-Jebba road in Kwara state play The collapsed bridge at Tatabu village along Mokwa-Jebba road in Kwara state
(Nairaland)

Similarly, Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger, commended motorists for their patience, and appealed to the Federal Government to rehabilitate all federal roads in the state to reduce sufferings of road users.
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