The Loko-Oweto bridge in Nasarawa State.
Cecilia Onah, Lafia
Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, has inaugurated the 2.2 kilometers Loko-Oweto bridge constructed by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
Speaking during the official commissioning and handover of the bridge on Tuesday, Governor Sule who represented the President at the occasion, described the project as a dream come through for residents of the state and the North Central zone.
He said, “The construction of this bridge is a dream come true for the people of Loko and Oweto in Nasarawa and Benue States respectively, as well as all the Southeastern part of the country.
“Mr President, we can’t thank you enough. We believe you have paid your dues, you have done well for us and by the grace of God, God will be kind also to you.”
Shortly after the event, the governor also commissioned the 58km road and 33KVA electrification project in Loko, the headquarters of Loko Development Area.
He disclosed that his administration had awarded the construction of a 2 kilometer low tension line from the main road to link Loko town.
“We have also installed four 500KVA transformers and in addition to that, we have the neighboring towns that are also going to be installed with 200KVA line soon,” the Governor added.
In a vote of thanks on behalf of the Loko community, former secretary to the Nasarawa State government, Aliyu Ahmad Tijani, described the event as fulfilling.
“Today is a day of fulfillment, it’s a day of happiness and joy. The entire people of Loko community as well as those across the River Benue, we want to sincerely thank God for making the events possible,” he said.