Bauchi to complete N11bn abandoned road project
From Sule Aliyu, Bauchi
The Bauchi State governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad, has vowed to complete three road projects abandoned by his predecessor at the cost of over N11 billion.
The three projects were part of the over N20 billion contracts awarded by the former governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar in September 2016.
While the construction and dualisation of Awalah Round-Miri-Jos Road was awarded at the cost of N6.6 billion and the rehabilitation of Misau-Bulkachuwa Road and that of Bulkachuwa-Udubo were awarded at the cost of over N4.8 billion.
Muhammad said all the projects had been reviewed, adding that the completion of all abandoned projects was in fulfillment of his campaign promises.
He said: “As a responsible government, we are doing all these with percussion and negotiations and I pledged to provide them with the necessary resources for immediate mobilization to site.
“All these projects were awarded since 2016 and my administration will set up funds to pay them what they require for the completion,” he assured.