T.Y Danjuma to construct N500m bridge in Taraba
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.