Fashola announces Jalingo-Wukari bridge collapse, advises motorist to ply alternative route


The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has announced the collapse of a bridge linking Jalingo and Wukari at Maraban Gassol in Taraba State.

In statement signed by the Director of Information in the ministry in Abuja, Theodore  Ogaziechi, Fashola said the incident occurred after a downpour on Wednesday evening.

He said the contractor on the axis had been mobilized to commence emergency palliative to ease the flow of traffic on the road.

The minister, therefore, urged motorists to use the alternate route through Jalingo – Garba Cheda – Bali – Takum – Katsina Ala adding that palliative work would commence on Thursday.

He said the Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Commission, Boboye Oyeyemi, had deployed Road Marshals to the scene of the incident to ease the diversion of traffic on the route.

Fashola said motorists and the general public would be informed of further developments on the route as the palliative work progresses.

Posted by Juliet Ekwebelam (Punch)