Adamawa Senators Meets Minister For Works and Housing, Fashola, Calls For Completion of Federal Roads in the State

The Senators representing Adamawa in the National Assembly, Senator Binos Yaroe, Senator Ishaku Abbo Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani), paid a visit to the Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

Binani who spoke on behalf of the Senators expressed their gratitude over the inclusion of Adamawa in the recently “approved contract for the Reconstruction of Jabbi-Lamba-Belel road that was left unattended to for 47 years, and also Mayo Belwa-Jada-Ganye Toungo Road which you graciously flagged-off in the 4th quarter of 2018. by President Muhammadu Buhari

“Adamawa State as you know is one of the States that lacks virtually all modern-day infrastructure except for the Airport. Therefore, any little gesture extended to the state excites us” Binani said.

The Senators requested “for more attention on the quick completion of many Federal Government road projects that have remained uncompleted for several years like Cham-Numan-Numan Jalingo Road and at the same time plead, request and beg you to consider many other Federal roads and bridges that are almost collapsing, for example, the Mararaba Fufore-Sebore-Karlahi-Mayo Chanchi for which a request has been submitted to your office, along with others which we would in due course provide to your office across the whole state.”

The damage done to the northeast by Boko Haram has affected the most accessible route which used to be between Maiduguri to Chad Basin, now controlled by the insurgents, making it difficult for the exportation of commodities easily to Cameroon said the Senator.

Advising that the strongest international route in the Northeast which is best for the exportation of goods is “the Mubi – Bukla road”, adding that it’s only “21 to 23 Kilometers” between the communities which Northern Cameroon mostly relies on for goods importation from Nigeria.

The Minister for Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola who welcome the requests, and advice revealed that they have plans to make all Nigerian roads on shape including bridges, suggesting that due to low funding, the Ministry can not at once deliver all requests by the legislatures but assured them of gradually touching every community so as to better the lives of the citizens.

Fashola asked the Adamawa senators to have a seat and decide among themselves, picking on a particular project that needs urgent intervention so as to see how the ministry can work towards actualizing the project and moving to the next important gradually.

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