The gubernatorial Aspirant under the Labour Party, in the next year general elections, Captain Ibrahim Mshelia is appealing to the Federal and State Governments to commence the immediate repairs of the damaged Biryel Long Bridge in Bayo Local Government which has cut off the people from the rest of the state.
While commiserating with the people of Borno State Captain Mshelia in a chat with newsmen calls for urgent attention 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 disfunction will inflict more hardship on the people.
No lives were reportedly lost when the bridge collapsed, and Mshelia expressed joy at that fact but 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 would be strategically handled as there would 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.”