Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, the executive governor of Niger state has again released a warning to shutdown the Minna-Bida express way and the road belong to state to heavy trailers, tankers and other articulated vehicles, sequence the sudden fall down of two bridge on Wednesday in the state.

Those affected are the Kateregi bridge along Minna-Bida express road and the Zungeru bridge along Bida-Wushishi-Zungeru road

The warning came for the second time within three weeks after two weeks ultimatum given to the federal government to carry out some emergency work on the Bida-Agaie-Lapai-Lambata road.

The duo bridge sudden fall apart on Wednesday was as a result on heavy trailers along the two road with over 2,000 drivers stranded.

Meanwhile, two weeks ago, Alhaji Abubakar locked all the road belong to the state to trailers, trucks and other articulated vehicles because of their pathetic conditions to help contractors handling the construction work on the Minna-Bida express way to speed up the project.

However, after two days, Abubakar agreed to open the road again after an appeal by the federal government to give recess supply of petroleum products to the North with a promise to carry out some emergency work on the Bida-Agaie-Lapai-Lambata road to serve as an alternative road.

After inspecting the intervention work on the dilapidated spot on the Minna-Suleja road to reduce the plight of travellers, the governor said the state government will have no choice but to shutdown the Minna-Bida road to heavy trailers.

The Governor said,” We will shut the roads down any moment from now to enable the contractor return to work. This time around, there will be no going back until the Minna-Bida road is fixed. Two weeks have passed and nothing has been done, the situation has remained the same. You can see that the situation is getting worse every day and we are running out of patience.”

Abubakar said further that, “This is because the federal government has failed to fulfil its part of the agreement for the reopening of the road. We agreed with the federal government that the state government should reopen the roads and give them two weeks to enable them carry out some emergency repair work on the Bida-Lapai-Lambata road so as to ease pressure on the Minna-Bida road and to also allow the contractors do their work."

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