The Transition committee chairman Bende Local Government area Hon. P. C:Onyegbu, accompanied by the member representing Bende South State Constituency Chief Emmanuel Ndubuisi has paid an on the spot assessment visit to the collapsing Eme Nkpa Bridge which connects Nkpa, one of the biggest communities in Bende, to the rest of the local government.
The said bridge was partially destroyed during the construction work embarked upon by NDDC on the road and had since been begging for attention.
According to the Bende LGA Boss, who spoke to commuters and the youths of the village, he said “we just need a modern bridge here and the time to get it is now, but we must do something urgently to make the bridge passable while we press for the construction of another bridge… ”
On his part, the member representing Bende South Chief Emmanuel Ndubuisi, he said, “as you all know, we are currently on recess but once we resume sometime this month, this bridge will form part of the first things the House we be hearing as a matter of urgent public importance”.
Nkpa, made up 8 autonomous communities can be adjudged to be the food basket of the state as they are famous for their large expanse of agrarian land and ubiquitous farm produce.