By Brenda Agba
The Benue State Governor, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has assured the people of the state that Benue under his leadership in collaboration with the federal government under the leadership of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu will witness the rehabilitation and construction of more road networks across the state.
The Governor’s assurance is coming after the federal government recently gave approvals for the general rehabilitation of some key federal roads across the state following requests from him.
A statement signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Tersoo Kula the federal roads to be rehabilitated include General Rehabilitation of the Aliade-Gboko- Yandev Federal Road; General rehabilitation of the Gboko- Lessel- Ihugh- Tse Mker Federal Road and General Rehabilitation of the Oju-Otukpo Federal Road.
According to the statement, the Governor disclosed that he is already in constant contact with the federal government for speedy completion of the Makurdi-Ugbema road, as well as the rehabilitation of some failed portions of the Katsina-Ala-Vandeikya- Ogoja federal road.
Alia further stated that apart from the ongoing construction of roads and streets within Makurdi metropolis, other major towns in the state including, Gboko, Otukpo and Katsina-Ala will soon receive similar attention adding that opening of rural roads is also prominently featured in the plan.
The Governor called for more support for his administration as well as that of the Tinubu led federal government, to enable them deliver good democratic dividends to the people.