FOLLOWING the collapse of one end of the Biryel Long Bridge in Bayo Local Government, Borno State; Gubernatorial Aspirant under the Labour Party, Captain Ibrahim Mshelia has commiserated with the people of the state over the damage which has isolated the people of the state.This is just as he has appealed to the Federal and State governments to swiftly attend to the damaged bridge which hitherto was the only motorable link between Southern Borno with other parts of borno and Gombe States, emphasizing that the current state of the bridge will inflict more hardship on the people.
No lives were reportedly lost when the bridge collapsed, and Mshelia expressed joy at that fact but insists that certain parts of the state have been suffering economic hardships for nearly 20years as a result of dilapidated roads and other infrastructural deficits and neglect.
In his empathic message, Mshelia, however, called for calm 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.”