Insecurity: Governor Ishaku Deploys Military, Mopol To Road Construction Site  

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BY AMEH IDUJAGI, ABUJA – Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State on Thursday declared that he has been compelled to deploy the military and a detachment of mobile policemen to ensure the continuation of the construction of the 30 kilometers Wukari-Tsokundi road project.

Ishaku, who stated this during an inspection visit to Tsokundi in Wukari Local Government Area, noted that the road project which ought to have been completed within one year has been unnecessarily delayed as a result of insecurity in the area.

He explained that the road projects whose contract was awarded in 2017 had to be abandoned because of the high level of insecurity in the area, adding that at least two graders belonging to the construction company were burnt.

He said that the government had to deploy military and the mobile policemen to protect the workers at the site and the lives of the staff of the construction company.

The Governor also said that the road project remains critical to the lives of the people of the area because Tsokundi is the main source of food supply to Wukari and environs.

According to him; “With the deployment of security, work has resumed and steady progress is being made”.

He commended the construction firm handing the project for not only returning to site, but for delivering a quality job.

Ishaku urged the people of the area to embrace peace so as to enable Government give them the needed dividends of democracy.

The Commissioner for Works in the state, Mr Irmiya Hammajulde while briefing the governor, said that 33.8 percent of the 30 kilometre road has been completed.

Governor Ishaku used the opportunity to donate 300 bags of Rrice to the displaced persons as a result of the perennial crisis in the area.

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