FG owes Benue N3.6bn for renovating federal roads

Benue State government has cried out to federal government to settle the N3.6billion owed the state for constructing federal road in the state.

The state commissioner for works and transport, Honourable John Ngbede made the appeal while speaking with newsmen in his office yesterday.

Ngbede explained that the Otukpo Utonkon- Igumale trunk A road was constructed by the present administration, for which he said federal government was yet to refund the money to the state.

The commissioner lamented on the abandoned Makurdi-Gboko road which he said federal government had paid for, but the contractor absconded, calling on the federal government to prevail on the contractor to return to work.

On the street roads in the capital city, the commissioner noted that work would soon commence to fix the roads, stating that seven street roads have been earmarked for rehabilitation.

Ngbede, however, frowned at the attitude of some communities in the state who now resorted to digging of highway on the guise of creating bumps to slow down the speed of motorists.

According to him, ‘as the dry season sets in, we are commencing the parching of bad portions of some roads in the capital city, for now, we have earmarked seven streets for rehabilitation.

“I can assure you that as this administration exits we will not leave some of the ongoing projects uncompleted”.

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