The member of the Plateau State House of Assembly representing Bokkos Constituency, Hon. Sunday Malo Muchen, has said steps are underway by the Plateau State Government to revisit the abandoned Fertilizer Blending Plant in Bokkos Local Government Area.
The member, who is the House Committee Chairman on Commerce and Industry, made the revelation recently during a thank-you tour of his constituency. He said the government move was borne out of the desire to revive the industrial and agricultural sectors of the state for economic development.
Speaking to newsmen after the tour of his constituency, Hon. Muchen disclosed that arrangements had been completed with the executive arm of government to complete work on some project sites.
“We are all aware of what is happening in the oil sector, which is very critical to our development and we need to keep our state moving in view of the falling oil prices,” he said.
The Bokkos Fertilizer Blending Plant was constructed by the Joshua Dariye administration, but was abandoned by the immediate past administration of Jonah David Jang. Incumbent Governor Lalong has however pledged and demonstrated his commitment to complete all abandoned projects as resources available to him permit.
Muchen said he was able to construct two boreholes, one at Daffo Ward at Maiduna, and the other at Mushere West at Nyana. He added that during the 2016 budget defence, he was able to ensure that the construction of road from Richa District to Daffo District was included in the estimates.
Also speaking during the visit, the Management Committee Chairman of Bokkos Local Government Council, Hon. Luka Makut, said, “I want to call on the people of Bokkos Local Government to be patient with the present administrations both at the federal, state and local government levels.”
He urged them to bear with the lawmaker for coming late for his thank-you visit, and urged the entire populace to continue to support the APC government the way they did en-masse during the 2015 general elections. He told them to vote for the winning party at the forthcoming local government elections in the state.
Also making a contribution during the thank-you visit was an elder statesman and former Deputy Governor of Plateau State, Mr. Jethro Akun, who reminded the people that local government elections would be taking place very soon and that people of Bokkos should come out en-masse to vote for candidates of the APC as they did in past elections.
He added: “Different political parties and their candidates will come and tell you a lot of bad things about the present administration of the APC government, but don’t mind them. Vote for the winning party, vote for APC candidates.”
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