by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State’s Commissioner of Works, Hon. Pam Bot-Mang, has charged members of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) to always come out with suitable and contemporary designs and construction.
Speaking when the Exco members of NICE paid a courtesy call on him in his office at the JD Gomwalk Secretariat, Jos, on Wednesday, Bot-Mang commended members of the institution for “sustaining infrastructures in Nigeria,” particularly Plateau State.
Speaking earlier, NICE’s chairman for Plateau state chapter, Engr. Beedee Bott, applauded the ministry for its contributions in the field of civil engineering works, particularly in the design, construction, supervision, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in the state, especially on the “Operation Zero Pothole” as well as overlaying some roads with asphaltic concrete surfacing.
According to him, “This is a good initiative by the ministry and government that will further sustain the roads and improve on the economic growth and activities, smooth-flow of traffic, and ameliorate on travel time.”
He further stated that their visit was to express their support and solidarity with the office for the laudable efforts in the planning, design, construction and implementation of one of the governor’s agenda, especially in the area of physical infrastructure, and also to seek cooperation and relationship in the training and retraining of their members locally, nationally, and internationally as well as the need for sponsorship.
In his remarks, the permanent secretary of the ministry, Engr. Sunday C. Hyat (mni), who is also a member of NICE, congratulated the new EXCO on their election to superintend on the affairs of the noble organization in the state, noting that they are at the front-line of engineering activities in the state.