In fulfillment of his campaign promise, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off the construction of 18.1kms roads within Jimeta metropolis.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, the Governor stated that the construction is part of the promises he made during electioneering campaign.
“For the people of Bachure Community, you recall that the closing of our electioneering campaign I promised that this particular road will be the first to be awarded” he said.
“I’m glad that we are here today to witness this giant step of promise fulfilled, I hope that the people of Bachure community will breath the fresh air that comes along with this development” he added.
On abandoned projects, Governor Fintiri explain that despite the lean resources of the state, his administration reached an agreement with contractors and that they have been mobilized back to site.
He mentioned that he is resolute in making Adamawa work again by fulfilling all his campaign promises.
“We have recently flagged off rural roads construction and have concluded plans to to commence the construction of 2000 housing units for civil servants” he said.
Furthermore, Governor Fintiri revealed that his administration will not rest until it meets the high expectations of the masses, added that plans are on the way to modernize the road transport network in the metropolis with the construction of fly overs at critical locations in order to ease traffic flows especially at peak times.
He finally challenged the contractors to use their wealth of experience to ensure qualitative and timely delivery of the roads.
In his speech, Commissioner of Works and Energy Development Adamu Atiku commended the Governor for his foresight in marking key areas for the construction.
He said that the construction is in tandem with the present administration’s 11 points agenda of providing dividends of democracy to the people.
While appealing to the host community to support the construction company, he challenged the construction company to stick to to the agreement they signed with the government.
Representative of Batco CMC Africa Ltd, the construction company handling the road construction, Mr. Nabil Suliba who also spoke at the ceremony said they have mobilized equipment to the state.
Mr. Nabil added that in an effort to show their commitment in delivering within the stipulated time, their team of surveyors will work throughout the holiday.
In their goodwill messages District Head of Jimeta Alh Muhammed Baba inuwa Paris and State PDP Chairman Barr AT Shehu commended the Governor for awarding the contract, stating that the road has been neglected for so long.
They then urged the people to support the Fintiri led government in its quest to turn the fortune of the state around.
The 18.1kms road construction was awarded to Batco CMC Africa Limited at the initial contract sum of Five Billion, Eight Hundred and Fifty Nine Million, Forty One Thousand and Seven Hundred Naira (N5,859,041,700.00).
The amount is based on difficulty of construction in built-up areas, enlargement of drainages and culverts in muddy terrain, compensation on affected property and relocation of utility services.
The roads to be constructed include Benue Kaduna, Lusaka, Abeokuta and Ndaforo streets.
Others are Philip Maken and link roads, Lagos, Falu and link roads, Old Government house, Mambilla and jambutu streets (Nassarawo borehole).