Transport Minister, Sambo, Commends Plateau Government On Roads Intervention, Condemns Tom Ikimi Train Station Kidnapping

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The Nigerian Police Are Trailing The Criminals And Will Protect Lives And Properties Of The Remaining Passengers — Ogubike, Director, Press & Public Relations

Daily Metro News NG

The Honourable Minister Of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has commended the Plateau State Government on the completion of Federal Government road projects in the state and in the same manner condemned the despicable and utterly barbaric kidnapping of passengers at Tom Ikimi Train Station, Igueben, Edo State.

In a press statement issued by Mr. Henshaw Ogubike, Director (Press & Public Relations) of the ministry; Sambo, who led the visit of the Presidential Committee For The Verification Of Federal Roads Intervened by the Plateau State Government said the four projects were in order and gave the assurance on reimbursement to the state.

“This visit is by a team that constitutes part of the Ministerial Committee to assess road projects that were undertaken by the Plateau state government on designated Federal highways.

“It is also for the purpose of reimbursing the state government with monies expended in carrying out such projects.

“We have seen the projects, four of them. As somebody who knows Jos very well, I must say that I am highly impressed because if I had come alone, I probably would have missed my way due to the quality flyovers and roads that I have seen.

“The state Government needs to be commended and for this project, the reimbursement is timely and in order,” he said.

The Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Prof. Sonni Tyoden said the verification of the projects being carried out by the presidential committee was evidence that the state government has been working.

“As stated by the Minister, the four projects are in order in terms of quality and usefulness to the people and as a state, we are looking forward to the reimbursement by the Federal Government.

“Coming at this time, it will be of help to the state and the citizens of Plateau state. However, the state government will not relent in completing projects which would be of benefit to the people,” he said.

The Projects inspected are: Heipang-Mararaban Jama’a and Mararaban Jama’a British American Junction, Polo Roundabout to Farin Gada, Secretariat Flyover and British American Junction Flyover.

Also, the Federal government has condemned the despicable and utterly barbaric kidnapping of passengers at Tom Ikimi Train Station, Igueben, Edo State.

The Public is hereby reassured that the security Agencies are making efforts to rescue the kidnapped Train passengers. The Nigerian Police is on the trail of the criminals and have mobilised with a view to protecting the lives and property of the remaining passengers. The Government is saddened by this unpleasant development and assures on its prompt response to the ugly situation.

Mr Ogubike said further details on the kidnap will be communicated later as information unfolds.

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