The Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, have been commended by the Minister Of Transportation, Mu’azu Sambo on the completion of Federal Government road projects in the state.
Sambo gave the commendation when he led the Presidential Committee for the Verification of Federal Roads Intervened to the Plateau State government.
This was disclosed in a statement by the minitry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Henshaw Ogubike, in Abuja.
The projects inspected are Heipang-Mararaban Jama’a and Mararaban Jama’a British American Junction, Polo Roundabout to Farin Gada, Secretariat Flyover and British American Junction Flyover.
The minister said the four projects were in order, assuring the state reimbursement would be made.
The statement reads in part: ”This visit is by a team that constitutes part of the ministerial committee to assess road projects that were undertaken by the Plateau state government on designated Federal highways.
“It is also for the purpose of reimbursing the state government with monies expended in carrying out such projects.
“We have seen the projects, four of them. As somebody who knows Jos very well, I am highly impressed because if I had come alone, I probably would have missed my way due to the quality of flyovers and roads that I saw.
“The state government needs to be commended and for this project, the reimbursement is timely and in order,” he said.
The Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, said the verification of the projects being carried out by the presidential committee 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 help the state and the citizens of Plateau state.
"However, the state government will not relent in completing projects which would be of benefit to the people.”