Bello laments slow pace of work at Jamata bridge repair

Kogi state Governor Yahaya Bello has described the slow pace of work at the repair of 1.7km Jamata Bridge as unacceptable, noting that continued delay of work would cause economic loss to the nation and hardship for the road users.

The governor who was on a working visit to the site on Saturday, said the other lane of the bridge which travelers were currently transiting might soon deteriorate causing more travails for commuters.

Bello expressed dismay when he was informed that the removal of surface asphalt on the bridge has taken three months without substantial progress on work done.

He expressed disappointment about the snail speed at which the work was going, stating that if the bridge is not quickly fixed, movement of goods and services from the North to the South and vice versa would be impeded. 

Governor Bello said the repair work of just one of the two lanes on the bridge had been ongoing for about three months without serious progress as only clearing works were ongoing.

The governor after making his enquiries from the site engineers however, assured that the federal government would give immediate attention to the road as he would convey the slow pace of work to the respective quarters.