It was a moment of great jubilation for the people of Old and new Takum as the construction of Ndibang bridge in Takum Local Government Area being undertaken by the State Government has reached completion.
Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku who inspected the project while in Takum for the Sallah celebrations, stated that the completed project will be inaugurated after the sand filling of the road leading to the bridge and construction of drainage channels are done.
Governor Ishaku who said, the completed bridge will boost the socio-economic activities of the area and the State at large, stressed that many people from these areas in the past usually struggled to reach the two ends due to the water stream dividing the two communities as well as poor road network.
According to him, the old Takum town has long been neglected in terms of development due to the bad road, which cut off the people from many socio economic activities, which informed the State Government’s decision to bridge the two communities.
He also called on other communities in the State in need of similar development to be patient as the Government will soon reach out to them, adding that the present economic crisis means Government must plan and prioritize well before embarking on projects.
The contract was awarded three months ago to facilitate the movement of people and goods from one point to another.
Meanwhile, Governor Darius Ishaku has expressed appreciation to the Federal Government for its continuous presence in the State.
The Governor expressed this during a visit to the site of the Kashimbilla Hydro Power Sub Station in Takum Local Government Area under construction by the Federal Government .
Work has commenced on the administrative block while the area for the installation of the electricity evacuation terminal has also been cleared and leveled.
According to the Governor, when completed it will be connected to another substation to be constructed in Wukari which will link the already existing electricity sub station at Mile six in Jalingo the State capital, thereby boosting electricity supply in the State.
Governor Ishaku further expressed optimism that, with the on going diversification policy by State and Federal Governments, such hydro power stations will solve the problem of epileptic power supply in the country, thereby encouraging entrepreneurship and industrialization.