The Federal Government has assured the Public of its commitment to infrastructure development in the country, adding that all roads affected by flash floods are noted and are receiving required attention.
Speaking in the Ministry after receiving an interim report on on-the-spot assessment on the Abuja-Lokoja flash flood and the bridge in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State, The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing Babangida Hussain, stated that his Ministry was looking into all the issues of flooding on the nation’s roads.
On the Abuja-Lokoja road, he said the flash flood at the weekend was caused by excessive rain and that as soon as the rain subsided, the flood receded, the road has been opened to traffic since Saturday.
On the bridge in Gwaram Local Government Area of Jigawa State the Permanent Secretary noted the prompt response of Jigawa State by diverting traffic to an alternative route and commenced repair works on the bridge immediately.
He assured the Jigawa State Government of his Ministry’s technical support as at when needed. He said the professionals in the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing are always available to provide technical support to states in all the roads and bridges construction activities.
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