- Taraba state in northeast Nigeria is witnessing government-backed flood control
- The state is also witnessing the upgrading/road improvement works at Ibbi road in the Wukari area
- An APC senator who represented President Buhari at the commissioning, said such interventions are a relief to the beneficiaries
The federal government on Tuesday, December 22 commissioned flood control and swamp upgrading/road improvement works at Ibbi road in Wukari, Taraba state.
Legit.ng gathered that the projects are among the 18 ecological intervention projects awarded by President Muhammadu Buhari with the aim of controlling the menace of flood and erosion.
A statement from the Ecological Fund Office seen by Legit.ng noted that the projects were carried out to address the incessant ecological problems facing the people of Wukari in Taraba state in order to improve their well-being and resuscitate economic activities in the communities.
The senator representing Taraba Central Senatorial District, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, represented President Buhari at the commissioning ceremony.
He also reiterated the Buhari-led administration’s commitment to tackling ecological challenges and stressed that an intervention project of such will bring a huge relief to the affected communities.
On his part, Jameel Olatunji, MD of TILT Construction Company and contractor of the project, told newsmen at the site that the completion of the project within the stipulated period underscores the company’s dedication to delivering quality and a standard project that stands the test of time.
In a related development, with effect from Saturday, December 26, the Third Mainland Bridge in Lagos state will be closed to allow for expansion constructions.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, December 22, by the federal controller of works in the state, Olukayode Popoola.
Popoola disclosed that the closure will last for 72 hours days which will expire on Tuesday, December 28.
Meanwhile, a group, Niger Delta Change Ambassadors, have commended President Buhari for appointing Mr. Effiong Okon Akwa as the interim administrator of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC).
In an open letter sent to the president dated Sunday, December 13, and seen by Legit.ng, the group noted that the appointment of Akwa will reunite all stakeholders in the Niger Delta region.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Buhari approved the appointment of Akwa as an interim administrator to oversee the affairs of the NDDC.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina on Saturday, December 12.
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