The Federal Government on Saturday commenced work on the Mayo-Belwa-Jada-Ganye-Toungo road in Adamawa valued at N22.69 billion.
The project was inaugurated by the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustafa Shehuri in Mayo-Belwa, Adamawa State.
According to Shehuri, work on the 112 kilometres road is in fulfillment of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) administration’s promises to people of the area.
“This project is in fulfillment of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to address the infrastructure deficit in the country, which is aimed at providing the much needed impetus to stimulate economic growth and the ease of doing business.
“The 112 kilometres road which terminates at Toungo, serves as a vital link between Taraba and the Republic of Cameroon, as well as to the Mambilla Hydro Power Plant, Gashaka-Gumti National Park and several agricultural communities.
“Consequently, due to the strategic nature of the important towns and cities it cuts across, the road attracts high vehicular traffic all year round,’’ Shehuri said.
He said the contract was awarded to Messrs Triacta Nigeria Ltd, and was expected to be delivered within 36 months.
In his remarks, Governor Muhammadu Bindow of Adamawa commended the Federal Government for the project which he said would go a long way in transforming the state in various sectors.
Bindow noted that his administration had constructed more than 200 roads across the state, adding that it would sustain the tempo in complementing the Federal Government.
Also speaking, the Gangwari of Ganye, Alhaji Umaru Sanda lauded the government for the road project which, he said, was abandoned over 20 years ago.
“We are highly grateful to the Buhari-led administration and all those behind this historical event,’’ Sanda said. (NAN)