Buni completes 53 projects despite COVID-19
From Sani Gazas Chinade, Damaturu
Yobe State governor, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni has said that financial meltdown and the COVID-19 pandemic will not prevent him from completing projects in health, education and infrastructural sectors.
According to him, 53 projects have been completed; saying that with three more years of administration, he would embark on new ones across the state.
He made the declarations recently through his spokesman, Mamman Muhammad to mark one-year anniversary of All Progressives Congress (APC) administration in the state.
“If we can do this in the first year, you can imagine what will happen in the next three years running to improve people’s living conditions,” he said.
Buni said that the state government has not suspended any project, neither because of COVID-19 pandemic nor of the global financial meltdown.
While speaking on completed projects, Muhammad said: “None of the projects that the governor inherited from the past administration or initiated have stopped since his takeover of administration on May 29, 2019.
According to him, all projects initiated or taken over by his administration are seeing the light of the day in terms of completion.
He stated that the key project that he wanted the public to note is the new airport.
He said that the N11.33 billion airport project initiated by the previous administration is expected for first test landing on the runway.
“This is a sign that the airport project is about to be completed by the contractors,” he said.
On road projects, he said: “If you look at the road projects, this administration inherited some of them that were initiated by the previous administration.
“They included Damaturu/Kallawan Airport Road dualization, 4km Damaturu/Potiskum Road dualization and other road projects sited across the state.
“None of the projects either initiated or inherited by this administration were abandoned.”