The Plateau State House of Assembly (PLHA) has, in a matter of urgent public importance, called on the state government to immediately reconstruct the Total Bridge in Shendam which was destroyed by heavy rainfall recently.
This was contained in a motion moved during plenary by Hon. Joseph Bukar, the member representing Shendam constituency and also House Minority Leader and seconded by Hon. Nannim Joseph Langyi, member representing Langtang North North constituency.
In their separate contributions, Hon. Langyi and his Wase counterpart, Hon. Adamu Galadima, revealed that besides the bridge in Shendam, the Langtang- Wase Bridge which has been destroyed for years, also needs reconstruction.
Other members who supported the motion, laid emphasis on the importance of the road which links Plateau with other states, adding that the social, trade and business benefits cannot be overemphasized.
To this motion, the Speaker Rt. Hon. Moses Thomas Sule resolved among other things, to call for the holistic reconstruction of the two bridges in order to allow for normal activities within the affected communities.
The House in another motion, also resolved to mandate its Committee on Works to check with the state Ministry of Works, Transport and that of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs to ascertain which contractors left uncompleted road works so they can be mandated to get back to site.
This was arrived at following the motion moved by Hon. Ibrahim Agbalak, the member representing Rukuba/Irigwe constituency and Deputy Majority Leader who called for the urgent intervention and reconstruction of the Jebbu Bassa- Binchi road and Jebbu Miango- ANAN, Kwall road.
Members were unanimous in their support for the motion, while calling for the re-award of notable uncompleted projects, including the rehabilitation of deplorable roads across the state.
Meanwhile, the bill for the establishment of Plateau State International ICT Institute, Assak in Bassa Local Government Area sponsored by Hon. Ibrahim Agbalak, representing Rukuba/Irigwe constituency, scaled through the second reading stage.