By Uche Bibilari
Abuja, – The Managing Director, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Mr Nuruddeen Rafindad, has expressed the commitment of the agency to ensure timely interventions and maintenance of roads across the country.
Rafindadi said this when he received a commendation letter from the Management Board of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital on the completion of rehabilitation work on the deplorable roads in LUTH.
Mrs Maryam Sanusi, the Deputy Director, Communication and Public Relations, FERMA, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja,
According to him, FERMA is passionate about ensuring the maintenance of roads across the nation as and when due, to bring succour to road users in the country.
Rafindadi said that a nation’s road infrastructure was considered to be one of its most valuable asset, as a good road network promotes economic growth and social interaction.
“FERMA is only fulfilling its mandate of making roads friendly and passable to users by rehabilitating roads in LUTH
“There are many more roads across the nation that have been rehabilitated, while others are being monitored for timely intervention where necessary.
“It is on the basis of this that the agency has established the culture of regularly monitoring and evaluating work carried out by the agency as this is key to improving performance”.
He said that the monitoring and evaluation team was made up of top Management of the Agency.
He said that recently a monitoring team led by Mr Yusuf Alfa of Operation II, inspected repairs of failed stretches by Direct Labour along Yola-Furore Road in Adamawa, and Bauchi-Jos Plateau State Border road and Bauchi-Kari-Yobe State Border road in Bauchi State.
Rafindadi disclosed that the Kagoro-Manchok-Vom road linking Kaduna State to Plateau and other North-Central States, which serves as a route for the transportation and evacuation of agricultural produce from rural areas to urban centres was also visited by another monitoring team.
The managing director said that these roads will enhance the social-economic development of the communities along the road.