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Benue Sets To Construct Makudi Old Bridge Road- Commissioner

Benue State Commission for  Works and Transport, Engr. Emmanuel-Manger
Benue State Commission for Works and Transport, Engr. Emmanuel-Manger
Benue State Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Emmanuel Manger, said the state government has approved the construction of the Makurdi old bridge road, to fight flooding.
Manger, who is also the Chairman, State Committee on Erosion and Flood Control, today disclosed this in Makurdi during a chat with pressmen.
The Commissioner said the construction will be the solution to the annual flooding along the bank of River Benue.
The State Executive Council recently set up a committee to make emergency arrangements to tackle flooding and identify areas where drains have been blocked and other water channels for subsequent relocation.
Manger, who refused to disclose the amount the construction will cost, stated that the road was long overdue for construction, as users in the state have not been enjoying the road.
“Commercial activities on the road across the river always suffer difficulties, especially the transportation of food stuff.
“We also observed that the absence of drainage channels on the old existing road was a major cause of flooding during the rainy season in the state, “ he said.
Manger said that the set up committee would ensure that other areas where people had blocked drains and other water channels obstructed were opened to allow free flow of water.

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