- Plateau State Deputy Governor, Prof. Tyoden Sunny (left), and Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, during the visit
By Anthony Nwachukwu
Following the verification and certification of the four federal roads completed by the Plateau State Government as being in order, the Federal Government has commended the effort and assured that it would reimburse the state government.
The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, who led the presidential committee on that verification, said the team was part of the ministerial committee to assess road projects undertaken by the state on designated federal highways.
“It is also for the purpose of reimbursing the state government with monies expended in carrying out such projects,” the minister said. “We have seen the projects, four of them.
“As somebody who knows Jos very well, I must say that I am highly impressed because if I had come alone, I probably would have missed my way due to the quality flyovers and roads that I have seen.
“The state government needs to be commended and for this project, the reimbursement is timely and in order.”
On his part, the Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said the presidential committee’s verification of the projects was evidence that the state government has been working.
“As stated by the minister, the four projects are in order in terms of quality and usefulness to the people, and as a state, we are looking forward to the reimbursement by the Federal Government.
“Coming at this time, it will be of help to the state and people of Plateau State. However, the state government will not relent in completing projects which would be of benefit to the people.”
The projects inspected were Heipang-Mararaban Jama’a and Mararaban Jama’a British American Junction, Polo Roundabout to Farin Gada, Secretariat Flyover and British American Junction Flyover.