…commiserate with Borno indigenes
Posted by Sade Williams
Gubernatorial Aspirant under the Labour Party in Borno State, Captain Ibrahim Mshelia, has appealed to the Federal and State governments to quickly Biryel Long Bridge in Bayo Local Government which has isolated the people of the state.
This is just as he commiserated with the people of Borno State over the damage of one end of the bridge, which hitherto was the only motorable link between Southern Borno with other parts of Borno and Gombe States.
Mshelia in his message, emphasized that the current dysfunction if not quickly fixed, will inflict more hardship on the people.
While expressing joy that no lives were lost when the bridge collapsed, he insisted that certain parts of the state have been suffering economic hardships for nearly 20 years as a result of dilapidated roads and other infrastructural deficits and neglect.
He, however, called for calm and patience stating that those infrastructural deficits will be strategically handled as there will be investment in infrastructure and people-oriented programs once the people look beyond party names and vote right for those determined to get the state working again.
“My heart goes out to the people of Borno State, particularly the areas whose movement and economic activities are now affected as a result of the damage to the Biryel Long Bridge in Bayo Local Government due to the heavy down pour resulting in the flood yesterday which damaged the bridge.
” We understand the hardship it is going to cost especially for those who have to traverse between those points to meet up their daily economic and social needs. That is why we are calling on the Federal Government of our able President Buhari and indeed the Governor of the state, his excellency Kashim Shettima to rush to he scene and fix the link bridge without further delay so as to forestall further hardship to the people.”
” Personally, I am also calling for calm as things are silently being done under the President Buhari-led administration, this is my personal believe and conviction because things have improved a lot security-wise in the state and the president is silently achieving certain goals, all he needs is the right support, our support as a people not just voting him but insisting he and those he appoints do what is right to get us out of the doldrums.”