Communities benefiting from the construction of a bridge over River Kaduna linking Zango Kataf and Kauru Local Government Areas of Kaduna State at the weekend, reaffirmed their commitment to accord maximum support and cooperation to enable timely completion of the project.


It would be recalled that the Federal Government through the Ecological Project Office, awarded a thirteen month duration contract for the construction of a bridge and erosion and flood control linking the two Local Government Areas.


Salama News gathered the communities have been yearning for the construction of the bridge for over one hundred years until last year when the Federal Government contract was facilitated by the Member Representing Zango Kataf/Jaba Federal Constituency.

Speaking during a special prayer session to appreciate the facilitator of the project, the District Head of Zonzon in Atyap Chiefdom of Zango Kataf Local Government Area, Engineer David Kazah, expressed satisfaction with the pace and quality of work being carried out so far by the contractor.


Kzah who described the project as a gigantic one that will expose them to huge economic benefits, said more than seven communities will directly benefit from the project when completed.

He prayed God to actualize the dreams and aspiration of the facilitator of the project and also give the engineers carrying out the project the wisdom and expertise to carry out the job according to specification.


In a remark, the Youth Leader of the community, Elisha Sule Zaki, appealed to the contractors to look into the possibility of construction a school within the community as their corporate social responsibility, to ease the stress their children are passing daily, trekking long distances in search of education.


Earlier, the facilitator of the project who is also the Member Representing Zango Kataf and Jaba Federal Constituency at the National Assembly, Mr. Amos Gwamna Magaji thanked the communities for the donor done him and pledged to continue to play his part to bring succor and quality representation to his people.


The lawmaker advised the people to ensure they utilize their permanent voters card during this year’s elections to vote in only leaders who have their interest at heart and not to be deceived by selfish politicians who are bent on making the people to vote along religious and ethnic lines.


Also speaking, the Pastor of Ecwa Church Magwafang Rev. Philibus Uli who read from Psalm 118, admonished the people to always show appreciation to their leaders who do good to them, so as to encourage them to do more.

Salama News reports that the project which is in its 5th month, is expected to be completed by the end of October this year.