By Lucy Ogalue, Abuja.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo, has commended the Plateau State Government for the completion of some Federal Government road projects in the state.
Sambo made the commendation in a statement by his Director of Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike, on Sunday in Abuja.
The minister spoke this, while leading a visit of the Presidential Committee for the Verification of Federal Roads Intervention by the Plateau State Government.
“This visit is by a team that constitutes part of the ministerial committee to assess road projects that were undertaken by the Plateau State Government on designated Federal highways.
“It is also for the purpose of reimbursing the state government with monies expended in carrying out such projects.
“We have seen the projects, four of them. As somebody who knows Jos very well, I must say that I am highly impressed.
“This is because if I had come alone, I probably would have missed my way due to the quality flyovers and roads that I have seen.
“The state government needs to be commended and for these projects, the reimbursement is timely and in order,” Sambo said.
The Deputy Governor of Plateau, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said that the verification of the projects being carried out by the presidential committee was a confirmation that the state government had been working.
According to him, the four projects are in order, in terms of quality and usefulness to the people and as a state.
Tyoden said: “We are looking forward to the reimbursement by the Federal Government.
“Coming at this time, it will benefit the state and its citizens. However, the state government will not relent in completing projects which would be of benefit to the people.”
The inspected projects are Heipang-Mararaban Jama’a and Mararaban Jama’a British American Junction, Polo Roundabout to Farin Gada, Secretariat Flyover and British American Junction Flyover.