From Teryima Ajijah, Jos
Following heavy downpour that resulted to flooding in Qua’an Pan Local Government Area of Plateau State, which washed away a major bridge linking Doermak, the council headquarters and Bwall town; council Chairman of the area, Ernest Abner Da’a, has ordered rebuilding of the collapsed bridge.
A press release issued Wednesday by Mr Mathias Yengoet Dajan, the Senior Special Media Assistant, Publicity and Protocol to the chairman, said the directive was made through the Secretary to the Council, Gideon Godenaan Dashe on behalf of his boss.
Recall that, the said flood occurred during heavy rain last week, which lasted several hours; affecting Bwall, Kwa, Doemak, Kwalla, Kwande and Namu districts in the locality, where bridges and farm crops were washed away; streets flooded, structures collapsed with many other buildings submerged.
The reconstruction work, according to the press text is to be carried out by the Eighteenth Engineering Company (EEC), under the supervision of the Plateau State Ministry of Works.
It noted that, Qua’an Pan Local Government authorities commiserated with victims of the flood, expressing sadness and described the disaster as a total set back to the victims and the entire local government.
It said Da’a, noted that the prompt response and immediate commencement of reconstruction, shows level of government commitment towards well-being of the citizens.
The press release assured that the other bridges destroyed as a result of the flood would be accorded similar attention by the council.