REMARKS BY SENATOR AISHATU DAHIRU AHMED (BINANI) DURING A COURTESY VISIT BY ALL ADAMAWA STATE SENATORS TO THE HONOURABLE MINISTER OF WORKS AND HOUSING ON 29TH JUNE, 2020.
Hon, Minister, the three of us with you this afternoon are Senators from Adamawa State.
Two of my colleagues are PDP and my humble self APC. But at the Senate, party differences is secondary to us, because we all swore and agreed to work for Nigeria, to uphold, protect and defend the Constitution.
Adamawa State as you know is one of the States that lacks virtually all modern day infrastructure except for the Airport. Therefore, any little gesture extended to the state excites us. so we are here on behalf of the good people of the state to say thank you for the recently approved contract for the Reconstruction of Jabbi-Lamba-Belel road that was left un attended to for 47 years and also Mayo Belwa-Jada-Ganye Toungo Road which you graciously flagged-off in the 4th quarter of 2018.
Hon. Minister, while we thank you for this singular gesture, like Oliver Twist, we are asking for more attention on the quick completion of many Federal Government road projects that have remained uncompleted for several years like Cham-Numan-Numan Jalingo Road and at the same time plead, request and beg you to consider many other Federal roads and bridges that are almost collapsing, for example the Mararaba Fufore-Sebore-Karlahi-Mayo Chanchi for which a request has been submitted to your office, along with others which we would in due course provide to your office across the whole state.
It is a fact, Hon. Minister, that our state borders the Republic of Cameroon. Due to collapsing road infrastructure of Federal roads in Adamawa, many communities find it easier to move their goods and other commodities into Cameroon than ply our roads to the Urban Centres in Adamawa.
Adamawa state is essentially an Agro-based state; the rehabilitation of Federal roads will boost agriculture, improve economic activities and provide employment for our people, thereby reduce and eliminate insecurity completely and promote development.
We submit this to you Hon. Minister for your kind consideration, and say thank you.
Please accept the assurances of our continued high regards and consideration.
Senator Aishatu Dahiru Ahmed (Binani) –