The construction of one hundred and twelve kilometers Mayo Belwa to Toungo road in the southern part of Adamawa State, was flagged-off by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustahpa.
The flagg off ceremony which took place at Mayo Belwa, today, was a culmination of a painstaking journey which started in 2016.
Speaking at the epoch making event, along Jada road, Minister of State for Works, Mustafa Baba Shehuwi, said the award of the contract followed the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari’s resolve to stimulate economic growth and infrastructural development of the country.
The Minister explained that, “the importance of this federal road cannot be overemphasised that is why the Federal Executive Council in June twenty eighteen approved the construction of the road to among other things reduce hardship being experienced by road users in this part of Adamawa State.
In his remark, Secretary to the Government of the federation, Boss Mustapha, said the road had remained abandoned since nineteen ninety six and urged the people of the area to give president Mohammadu Buhari-led administration all the needed support to enable the speedy completion of the road project.
Also speaking, Governor of Adamawa State, Sen Mohammed Umar Jibrilla, stressed that the commencement of work is a fulfilment of President Buhari’s campaign promise to people of the area.
While calling on the people of the area to give the construction company all the needed support, Sen Jibrilla disclosed that, “the construction of Tola to Binyeri as well as Jada township roads will commence by October this year”.
He appreciated other ongoing federal road projects to include Jamtari to Taraba, Kaltingo to Numan, and expressed optimism that Jabbi Lamba to Belel road will also commence any time soon.
The Member of House of Representatives, representing Mayo Belwa, Jada, Ganye and Toungo federal constituency, Abdulrahman Namdas, noted that, “this flagg off would make every one happy because the bad state of the road had led to loss of lives as a result of accidents on daily basis”.
He stated that the road was topping the list of his priority projects when he became a parliamentarian in 2015.
He however stressed that the mission would not have come to fruetion were it not for the support of the Governor of Adamawa State and personal understanding as well as budgetary allocation by president Muhammadu Buhari.
Hon Namdas re-ecored Sen jibrilla’s call on the people of the area to vote APC and President Buhari in 2019 as a reciprocal gesture.