T.Y Dan­juma to con­struct N500m bridge in Taraba

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Itodo Daniel Sule, Jalingo

For­mer Min­is­ter of De­fence, Lt. Gen­eral Theophilus Yakubu Dan­juma, has signed a N500 mil­lion con­tract for the con­struc­tion of three nar­row mini bridges link­ing the Army Bar­racks, Takum Taraba State with Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

Speak­ing at the con­tract sign­ing cer­e­mony yes­ter­day in Takum, Dan­juma as­sured the people of the lo­cal govern­ment that he would con­tinue to em­bark on mean­ing­ful projects.

Gen­eral Dan­juma, who was rep­re­sented by the for­mer min­is­ter of wa­ter re­sources, Oba­diah Ando, said the con­trac­tor, MNC Ma­yar Com­pany Nigeria Limited, has been mo­bi­lized and that work is ex­pected to com­mence im­me­di­ately.

“Last year when Gen­eral T.Y Dan­juma came home, he passed through the road and when he saw how bad it was, he asked me to look for con­trac­tors to fix the road. Though many quo­ta­tions were sub­mit­ted, we signed the con­tract with MNC Ma­yar Nigeria Limited,” Ando said.

He noted that the bridges link­ing Takum in Taraba State with Katsina Ala in Benue State had been aban­doned for decades, urg­ing people in the area to co­op­er­ate with the con­trac­tor han­dling the project to en­able deliver qual­ity job.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Taraba act­ing gover­nor, Bar­ris­ter Musa Tende, de­scribed Gen. Dan­juma as a beacon of hope for people of the state, adding that his phil­an­thropic na­ture has en­deared him to mil­lions of people not only in the state but across the coun­try.

He added that the govern­ment would con­tinue to sup­port any pro­gram that would bring de­vel­op­ment to the state.

On his part, the Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of MNC Ma­yar, Engr. Raouf Makhaul, said the com­pany would ex­e­cute the project ac­cord­ing to con­tract spec­i­fi­ca­tion.

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