Benue governor thanks FG for approving dualization of 266.4km Makurdi-Enugu road

By Henry Ibya, Makurdi

Benue state governor, Reverend Father Hyacinth Alia, has expressed appreciation to the President Ahmed Tinubu led federal government, for approving the contract for the dualization of the Makurdi- Otukpo-9th Mile-Enugu road project.

The governor who gave the appreciation, Thursday, during the flag off ceremony by the minister for Works, Senator David Umahi held at Apir in Makurdi local government of Benue State, assured the federal ministry of works and the contractor handling the project, China Habour Engineering Company,CHEC, of the state government’s support and partnership to ensure that the project is completed on time.

The governor in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Tersoo Kula, equally expressed appreciation to God for granting the state a new leaf under his watch as well as thanked Benue people for their patience.

In his speech during the flag-off, the Minister of Works, David Umahi, commended Governor Alia for his determination to develop the state, especially given his numerous visits to his office in Abuja before the flag off, expressing appreciation to President Tinubu for approving the project and other numerous roads across the country, adding that the move will ease movement of people.

The former Ebonyi state governor thanked governor Alia for assuring that an enabling environment would be created by government for the speedy construction of work.

On their part, the CHEC team promised to do their best to deliver a good job on the 266.4km road project, which according to sources would be funded in person between the federal government of Nigeria and the Export- Import Bank of China.

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