As Insurgency winds, Yobe Gov't Moves to Speed Up roads construction with New Equipment Worth N182 Million
|Yobe Governor Ibrahim Gaidam inspecting|
One of the newly procured roads construction
The Yobe State Government has procured new equipment for the Ministry of Works, Transport and Energy to standardize and accelerate road construction projects in the state, a government statement said.
Smarting from years of distraction by the ill-fated Boko Haram insurgency which has slowed down its developmental programmes, Yobe state government is now leaving no space in taking advantage of the emerging peace to quickly deliver its promised democracy dividends to the people.
The new road construction equipment, according to a statement signed and issued by the Governor's spokesman, Abdullahi Bego, "include a German-made VOLVO P6820C Tracked Paver-Finisher used for smooth asphalt overlay with a capacity of 13 tons adequate for highway pavements and other large-scale road projects".
"Others include 8-cubic meter motorized Zoomlion concrete mixer, 3 nos. of 1-cubic meter smaller concrete mixers, 3-cubic meter concrete dumper and a batching plant.
Bego said a total of N182, 250, 000.00 was expended by the government for the procurement of the equipment.
"Works, Transport and Energy Commissioner, Lawan Shettima Ali who conducted H.E Governor Ibrahim Gaidam on an inspection of the new equipment today said his ministry will continue to do the state government proud by putting all the resources at its disposal to building good roads that will stand the test of time.
"His Excellency, Governor Gaidam, said he was impressed with the quality of the equipment. He added that the state government will continue to engage the Works Ministry in direct labour execution of even more road projects within and outside the state capital.