by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
PLATEAU STATE – The return of expatriates, who earlier checked out of the country as a result of COVID-19 pandemic, has paved way for the resumption of construction works, particularly on the Mararaban Jama’a-British American Road, in Jos.
Engr. Hyat, who is Permanent Secretary Ministry of Works, reiterated that government is concerned about the plight of motorists and is, therefore, committed to completion of the road.
He further stated that about two weeks back, while on a visit led by Works Commissioner, Hon. Pam Bot-Mang, accompanied by the director operations of PW- Nig., Mr. Martins O’Boyle, to Dogon Karfe-British American Junction Road, the commissioner disclosed that the contractor will soon return to site to complete the outstanding works.
Engr. Hyat reiterated that, “The quarry is now opened for operations, and the project manager will ensure adequate supply of materials.”
Also speaking with journalists at the site, PW-Nig’s Site Engineer, Lanre Ogunromila, stated that they are fully back on site and working on Abattoir Road, which links to Dogon Karfe Road.
The Director of Civil Engineering in the Ministry appeals to road users to be patient and obey road signs and other staff directing the traffic.
Resident Engineer, Beedee Bott, on his part urged the contractor to mobilize more men and materials, in order to intensify efforts to carry out some palliative measures to make areas that were already being eroded motorable as well as completion of same.
The youth leader of Dogon Karfe community, Mohammed Shugaba, described the contractor’s return to site as a welcome development and applauded the efforts of government in providing social amenities, despite scarce resources.