His Excellency, Engineer Abdullahi A. Sule has driven over three hours from the state capital Lafia, to Ara in Nasarawa Local Government Area to assess for himself the damage wrought by flood which also broke down the Ara bridge which links the palace of Sarkin Ara into town.

It will be recalled that heavy rains destroyed some houses and pillars which hold in place major culverts in the sprawling Ara community, leading to loss of property and closure of the only motorable road which leads into Ara town.

After receiving news of this tragic incident, Engineer Sule mobilized palliatives and rushed to Ara where he was received by His Royal Highness, HRH Jibril Usman, and Emir of Nasarawa in company of Sarkin Ara and Oche Agatu.

In expressing his sympathy with the people of Ara at this trying time, Governor Abdullahi A. Sule stated that this first wave of flood has awakened government to its responsibility to find quick solutions to ensure that Ara has rural roads with proper drainage system.
Accordingly, Governor Sule mandated the state ministry of works to commence the construction of feeder roads immediately after the Sallah weekend.

Yakubu Lamai
DG: Strategic Communication & Press Affairs
Thursday, May 21, 2020