By Buhari Bukar Bello
The people of Wase Local Government Area in Plateau State have commended the role played by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Ahmed Maje in the securement of the approval of N2.867 billion for the construction of 4×20 Wase-Langtang bridge linking the area with part of the country.
The Chairman of Wase Elders Forum, Mallam Aminu Abdullahi who spoke on behalf of the people of the community gave a kudos to what he called excellent representation by the member representing Wase Federal Constituency at the National Assembly in Abuja.
He said, the recent approval of the road and bridge between Wase-Langtang road that collapsed last year by the Federal Government which followed the memorandum and cry of the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives is remarkable.
According to him, the construction of the road awarded to Metropolitan Construction Nigeria Limited will no doubt, boost the transportation of abandoned agricultural produce and movement of people in the area.
He was full of joy and expressed deep appreciation to the Federal Government under the leadership of President Mohammadu Buhari for deeming it fit to award the contract for the reconstruction of the road.
Mallam Aminu Abdullahi, therefore, called on the government to ensure the immediate starting and completion of project within the remaining two years of the administration.
On his part, the Kuyanbana of Wase Town, Alhaji Sulaiman Rabo said the construction of the road and rebuilding of the bridge linking Wase town and other parts of Plateau State would greatly advance socio-economic activities of the area.
He said that he and the entire people of Wase Federal Constituency have forgiven the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Idris Ahmed Maje for this singular act of “Political Excellence and Good Representation”
According to him, since 1952 when the bridge linking Wase and Langtang was constructed, it was abandoned as a result of the collapse and eventual negligence by both the State and Federal Government in the past.
Other people from Wase who expressed joy over the construction of the bridge and road included the Town Youth Leader, Ali Muhammed Madaki and Hajiya Maryam Lamba, a resident of the town, also claimed that they now have the dividend of democracy.