Plateau State to spend N5bn on construction of Jos township roads

The Plateau Government said it would spend N5 billion to construct road networks in Jos metropolis.

The Commissioner for Information, Malam Mohammed Nazif, made the disclosure on Tuesday during the handover of one of the roads to the contractor in Jos.

Nazif said the state government, under the leadership of Gov. Simon Lalong, took the decision to alleviate the people’s sufferings.

The commissioner said Lalong had, during his electioneering campaign, met with communities in the state and was aware of their needs.

He added that the governor, in spite of his knowledge of the areas, asked the communities to forward their needs and most of them wanted roads and that led to the approval of road network construction in the metropolis.

He said “government will build about eight roads in Jos, expected to gulp a total of N5 billion with average distance of seven kilometers.

Some of the roads are Main Market street, Danserina-Pump street, Dutse Ukwu, Baptist to School-St Michael’s Junction.

Others are Tsohon Yankasuwa road, Rikkos Chwel-Nyap, St Michael’s to Yantrailer with spurs to Three Container and New Market road.

Nazif said the state government last week handed over two roads, the Angwan Rogo and Tudun Wada-Kabong road.

Mr Samuel Galadima, the Commissioner for Housing Urban Development, gave the scope of work to include earthworks, blasting of rocks, construction of bridges and asphalting.

Galadima said the state government was in the process of mobilising contractors, noting, however, that some of the contractors had already moved to site.

Mr Zhon Zhon, the Project Manager, China Zhonghao Nigeria Limited, the contractor handling Main Market, Danserina streets promised quality job and timely completion.

-Daily Trust

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