AMAC Chairman vows to reconstruct Tungan Madaki collapsed bridge


By Chioma Nnodim 

Abuja Municipal Area Council, AMAC, Chairman, Christopher Zakka Maikalangu, on Saturday, inspected the collapsed Tungan Madaki Bridge along Nnamdi Azikwe Airport Road in AMAC, and assured residents of immediate reconstruction.

Maikalangu who led his team, including Supervisory Councilor for Works, Land and Survey, Hon. Dantani Zadna, MD AMAC Broadcasting Service, Mr Ibrahim Pam Yakubu amongst others to the collapsed bridge was welcomed by excited villagers. 

This was made known to Journalists in a press release by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Public Affairs, Kingsley Madaki, on Sunday. 

The Council Chairman, who spoke with the Community leaders and youths during the inspection of the bridge, said the team embarked on the inspection to have a correct assessment of the work and also identify an alternative route pending the time a total replacement will be done.

In his response to questions, Maikalangu described the bridge collapse as an unfortunate incident, which needed quick intervention.

According to him, “The scores of commuters, business owners and farmers who are supposed to transport their farm products to the neighboring communities will be majorly affected by this collapsed bridge. Students can no longer cross the bridge to go to school. This bridge links most the communities here to Zuba, even the Coleague of Education Zuba is not far from here and students of the institution can no longer access the road and their are stranded as a result of the collapsed bridge.

“ The villagers told me here that Primary school pupils nearly lost their lives here during the raining season because of trying to gaining access into their school.

”This is really a sad development. The road is the only link connecting Tungan Madaki Community to all other communities.

“We are grateful that no life was lost in the collapsed bridge. This is why I decided to inspect the damaged bridge and the Council will commence the reconstruction of the bridge,” he added.