Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba state, has commended President Muhammadu Buhari commended for facilitating the award of the N57 billion contract of Ibi Bridge.
The Governor who visited the site of the Chinese company on Friday in Ibi local government area of the state, said that the bridge has been on the drawing board since the 1960s.
He assured RCC construction firm handling the project across river Ibi of adequate security and cooperation of residents to ensure speedy completion of the bridge.
Ishaku said that when completed, the bridge across the river Benue would ease movement of goods and services as well as improve commercial activities within North Central and North Eastern states of the country.
He urged the people of Ibi and Wukari local government areas, who would be the first beneficiaries of the project to give maximum support and encouragement to the contractors and other visitors that may be coming for other related activities.
Earlier in a welcome address, the site Engineer, Mr. Adetona Elijah disclosed that all stages of soil tests have been completed.
He said, building materials and other equipments which were being by Barges have started arriving in the project site.
Elijah, also revealed that all materials would be on site before the end of October this year.
He explained that if all things moved as planned, the project would be delivered before the end of 2021.
It could be recalled that the Federal Executive Council had approved the award of the 2.3 km bridge and eight kilometers road at the cost of N57 billion in June 2018.