David Mark Flags Off Construction Of The Roads
Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state has awarded a contract for the construction of three rural road projects in Warji and Bogoro Local Government Areas of the state worth 7.3 billion naira.
The road projects which covered about thirty five kilometres are Warji-Gwaram, Bogoro -Lusa and Boi-Tapshin in Warji and Bogoro and local government areas of the state respectively.
A former President of the Senate, Distinguished Sen. David Mark who flagged off the rural road projects at a ground breaking ceremony in Warji on Tuesday, pointed out that, roads provide a veritable link between people, ease the challenges faced by commuters and widen the scope of business and economy.
The two-term former President of the Nigerian Senate said building roads and embarking on other infrastructure projects to the scale Governor Bala Mohammed is undertaking the projects is totally amazing considering the challenges governments face in managing the economy in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.
“For those of us who knew Bala Mohammed antecedents and pedigree, we are not suprise. Bauchi is extremely lucky that he is bringing his experience in Abuja to the State.”
“Our great party the PDP is proud of you and will continue to support your transformational and life-touching projects in Bauchi State.”
Mr David Mark therefore appealed to the citizens of Bauchi State to continue to giving their maximum support and cooperation to the governor to enable him succeed in the implementation of the policies and programmes.
On his part, Governor Bala Mohammed said over the years successive governments in the state have not been able to meet up with the provision of basic requirements in road networks, thus his administration embarked upon both urban and intra state roads construction and rehabilitation in all the senatorial districts of the state.
The governor said the completed and ongoing roads infrastructure testifies his resolve for infrastructural development as currently, Bauchi metropolis is undergoing an unprecedented accelerated urban renewal programme.
“A crucial aspect of Government is continuity. We decided to continue with previously awarded road contracts by the immediate past administration which has seen completion of Murtala Mohammed Way that defied the efforts of our predecessors.”
“This is to humbly demonstrate our government’s appreciation to the people for this basic roads infrastructure and equally march our words with action. This progress wouldn’t have been achieved without the support and cooperation of all actors, stakeholders and the relative peace we enjoy in the state.”
He said the state is in advanced collaboration with development partners such as World Bank to further increase mobility and accessibility in which he said has enabled the state to participate in Rural Acces and Agricultural Marketing Project (RAAMP) to improve rural access and agricultural marketing by targeting 300km of all seasons rural roads for construction in the state.
Governor Bala Mohammed said similarly, Bauchi Urban Water Supply Project in collaboration with the World Bank is in advanced stage of completion.
The governor who said the roads flagged off were carefully selected in furtherance of his administration’s desire to deliver a well through-out projects to the teeming populace, announced the release of thirty percent advance payment to the construction company.
The ceremony was well attended by top government functionaries, Traditional and religious leaders party loyalists, PDP elders opinion leaders and other friends and well wishers of Bauchi State.
Senior Special Assistant (Media ) to the Governor.
29th December , 2020.