Reverend Fr. Hyacinth Alia, governor of Benue State, has announced that funding has been allocated by the federal government to build and repair federal roads in the state.
On Friday, Tersoo Kula, the governor’s chief press secretary, released the news in Makurdi.
Alia promised that more roads would be built and repaired throughout the state under his administration.
The governor has announced that the Aliade-Gboko-Yandev, Gboko-Lessel-Ihugh-Tse-Mker, and Oju-Otukpo federal roads will all be repaired throughout the state.
The governor, according to Kulas’s statement, is in constant communication with the Federal Government to expedite the construction of the Makurdi-Ugbema road and the repair of the damaged sections of the Katsina-Ala-Vandeikya-Ogoja highway.
It is his word that “apart from the ongoing construction of roads/streets within Makurdi metropolis, some other metropolises 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 plans.”
Alia, Kula said, had pleaded for additional backing for his administration and the Federal Government under President Bola Tinubu.