The federal ministry of works and housing has reacted to several social media that stating that a bridge along Jeba -Mokwa road had collapsed resulting in total closure of the road.
In a statement by the ministry, the ministry faulted the story saying they are fake and rumored news. The statement thus read…
The attention of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing has been drawn to an online story over the weekend, stating that a bridge along Jeba -Mokwa road had collapsed resulting in total closure of the road
” This is totally false as the recently constructed Talabu bridge along the road that was claimed to have collapsed is intact contrary to the online report”
Faulting the story, the motorists flying the Jeba-Mokwa road who were interviewed confirmed that the road has not been cut off anywhere, as their movement has not been affected in any way as claimed in the story.
In view of this, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Babangida Hussaini, hereby assures motorists that the road is safe and passable, urging them to disregard the story and not to panic
Mr. Babangida further reassured the public that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is working tirelessly to provide good roads for Nigerians, as such called on the citizens to give the government necessary support and encouragement
He explained that the Ministry has Controllers of Works in every state that will quickly inform the Ministry of any emergency of such nature on our roads for immediate intervention.
Mr. Babangida, therefore, appealed to Nigerians to verify stories received on social media before sharing such.