Zaria Communities Cry Out Over Collapsed Bridge

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The collapsed Aba Bridge in Zaria LGA

By; SANI ALIYU, Zaria

Communities of Aba and Tudun Iya Village in Zaria Local Government area of Kaduna State have appealed to the government to as a matter of urgency to come to their rescue  over their collapsed bridge.
Speaking to our reporter at the scene of the collapsed bridge, the community’s youth leader, Abdullahi Maganda popularly known as Ubale Aljan said as the bridge completely collapsed, the whole communities that enjoy the road have been cut off from transporting their farm products to the markets.
He said the area is populated with 100% farmers and they so much depended on the road to communicate with their neighbouring villages and Zaria town.
According to the youth leader, their economic activities have been paralyzed particularly when rain falls, they have to stay at home until the next day.
The  bridge has links with from Kofar Kona to to ABA to Fanga to Kaku to Tudun Makama to Zakaran Fulani enroute to Igabi but now all this benefiting villages have been cut off as a result of the bridge collapse.
One of the basic responsibilities of the government is to provide an enabling environment within the framework of policy and infrastructure for the economy of it’s citizens to flourish.
An investigation by our reporter who visited the areas in questions reports that apart from the collapsed bridge, the affected communities have no electricity, primary healthcare but have only one junior secondary school which cannot serve the needs of the communities.
The communities expressed their expectations on when to benefit from the dividends of democracy

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