By Muhammad Adam
Yola – Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa on Tuesday performed the groundbreaking ceremony to kick-start the construction of two flyovers and township roads in Yola.
Speaking during the event, Fintiri said the projects were part of his campaign promises to the people of the state.
The governor said that the projects valued at N8.8 billion would be implemented vigorously, as part of his administration’s urban renewal policy.
“This event marks a milestone in our commitment towards fulfilling the promises made to Adamawa people during our campaigns.
“ Apart from the aesthetics, the flyover projects will take care of the anticipated population and expansion in the city,” he said.
Fintiri restated his administration’s commitment to the timely delivery of the projects, saying, “ we shall not concede to failure.”
He said that the state government had also begun the construction of roads in Michika and Madagali towns as a way of fulfilling its promises to the people.
“Plans are underway for the provision of roads and health infrastructure in Yola South, Numan, Fufore and other local government areas.”
Also speaking, Alhaji Adamu Atiku, the state Works Commissioner, said the ministry would indulge in vigorous supervision to ensure that the projects were delivered according schedule.
He urged residents of the state to support the government by bearing the inconveniences in traffic flow that the project would cause.
“I urge the public to support the project, we shall definitely endure some form of inconveniences as we implement these projects,” he said.
Mr Elie Abu-Farhat, Managing Director, Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited, assured that the firm would deliver within the stipulated period.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flyovers are being constructed at Total petrol station junction and the Police Roundabout in Jimeta.