The Chairman of the Northern States Governors’ Forum and Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Yahaya, has, bemoaned the neglect of the 50-year-old Gombe-Bauchi Expressway.
He expressed his displeasure today when he undertook an inspection of the Sunday collapsed bridge in Kalanja, Bauchi State.
According to him, in the last five years, the road had worn out and was in dire need of reconstruction because of its importance to businesses in the North-East region.
On his part, an official of the Federal Ministry of Works, Engineer Bitrus Dauda, expressed optimism that the perennial challenges would be tackled.
In his remarks, Sector Commander Federal Road Safety Corps Bauchi command, Patrick Ekava, noted that no accident has been recorded since the collapse of the bridge.