The untold hardship meted on the people and commuters plying the Gombe/Yola for many years has attracted a mass plan protest by some Youths in Adamawa state.
Our reporter gathered that the federal government responded as N7 billion was approved for the ‘urgent’ rehabilitation of the 46.3km Cham to Numan road because of the hashtag social media ongoing massive campaign, #fixgombe/yolaroad by many people from Adamawa and Gombe.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the road, located in Gombe and Adamawa States, has been in deplorable condition for many years.
Mr Salihu Abubakar,Federal Controller of Works in Adamawa, announced the approval of the amount on Saturday while inspecting the road.
He said work on the project was delayed due to insufficient fund, adding that the approval of the fund by the Federal Government was part of palliative to cushion the hardship of transporters and commuters plying the road.
According to him, the work is coming as a result of the rainy season which halted work on the project, thereby worsening its already deplorable condition.
He urged travellers using the road to be patient and exercise caution during the rehabilitation work. Mr Xu Hua, Site Manager, CGC Nigeria Limited, the company handling the main construction, attributed the snail speed of the project to non-release of funds.( NAN)