Opinion: Another major legacy project by President Muhammadu Buhari. This road connects Hadejia (Jigawa) to Nguru (Yobe) Road. To the Southerners this is like the Calabar Itu road connecting Akwa Ibom State to Cross River State or the Lagos Ibadan Expressway connecting Lagos to Ibadan. It is an economically strategic link road, connecting communities that have had historical ties for centuries.
Congratulations Mr President!
The project, awarded on September 20, 2010, at a total cost of N79.53 billion with a completion period of 30 months, was reviewed on May 19, 2019.
The president, who was represented by Suleiman Adamu, Minister of Water Resources, said his administration executed viable infrastructure development projects to promote investment and ensure ease of business in the country.
He said the measure was to create jobs and lift people out of poverty, adding that “the results of our investment are manifesting.
“I can confidently say that as we enter the final lap of the tenure of the Buhari administration, we are also entering a season of completion and delivery of projects,” he said.
Mr Buhari urged motorists and other road users to avoid abusing the facility, especially motorists who are overloading and those using it as packing spaces.
Also, Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Works and Housing, said the road was the first to be inaugurated under the Phase II of completed projects across the country.
Represented by Wasiu Adetayo, director of Highway in charge of the North-West zone, Mr Fashola said the president had mandated ministers from the states where the project was ready for handing over to represent him.
He listed other projects billed for the inauguration to include Isoko Ring road, Section II, covering Aviara-Uzere in Delta, Nguru-Gashua-Bayamari road, Section II and Phase I, covering Gashua to Bayamari; and Section I, Phase II covering Nguru-Gashua in Yobe.
Others are Lafia-Obi-Awe-Tunga road in Nasarawa and Gombe-Numan-Yola Road, Phase II, covering Gombe-Kaltungo.
“These projects represent a major investment in road transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity,” he said.
On his part, Governor Muhammad Badaru commended the president for his outstanding performance in all sectors.
Mr Badaru, represented by his deputy, Umar Namadi, said the inaugurated Hadejia-Nguru road, hitherto, a nightmare for travellers.
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