Work Begins On Collapsed Taraba Bridge


The Honourable Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola SAN, wishes to notify commuters and the general public of a bridge collapse at Maraban Gassol in Taraba State which occurred towards the evening hours of Wednesday 20th June, 2018 after a heavy downpour and to drive with caution to avoid unwarranted accident. The bridge links Jalingo and Wukari and further into Benue State.

Fashola has directed the Federal contractor working on that axis, Messrs. Rickrock Nig. Ltd., to mobilize immediately to site and commence emergency remedial works in order to normalize the flow of traffic.

Motorists are advised to use the alternate route through Jalingo – Garba Cheda – Bali – Takum – Katsina Ala.

Meanwhile, the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi has deployed Road Marshals from Mutum Biyu Unit Command to divert, control and ease traffic on that route.

Motorists and the general public will be informed of further developments on the route as work will commence immediately.

Theodore Ogaziechi

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