By: Hamisu Ado Nguru
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni has today Monday, flagged Off the history-making event, the official flag-off ceremony of the construction of the 4-km road project from Karasuwa Galu town to the Nguru-Gashua federal highway at the cost of 1.3bn.
While that of Gashua to Masaba with a distance of 25km will gulped 4.4bn.
Addressing the gathering, Mai Mala stated that :
“The construction of this road is in continuation of our drive to provide infrastructure to open up our communities for socio-economic growth and prosperity”.
” This road when completed would enhance easy transportation of goods and services to and from the benefitting communities especially, farm produce such as millet, Guinea corn, beans, Sesame and Melon seeds among others, which are produced in large commercial quantities”.
“This project is awarded to a carefully selected firm, GREYLAND Multiple Investment Ltd. The company has a track record of good work and strict compliance with contractual specifications as well as the completion of projects within the agreed time frame. I am therefore not surprised to see work had already commenced on the project before the flag-off ceremony”.
“This project is awarded at a total sum of N1,350,292,445.89 with a completion period of six months. I hereby call on the company to strictly abide by the contractual terms signed with the Government of Yobe State, and also direct the state Ministry of Works to carry out adequate supervision for the government to have value for its money”.
“Let me once again condole and commiserate with the good people of Karasuwa local government over the sad loss of the late council chairman, Hon. Lawan Gana Karasuwa, who has made selfless sacrifices and contributions to this community, Karasuwa local government council and Yobe state in general. May Allah (SWT) forgive his shortcomings and grant him Al Janatur Firdaus, amin”.
” This project will no doubt fulfil the dream of the late chairman and indeed, all sons and daughters of Karasuwa Galu as well as other neighbouring communities who will benefit from this project”.
“I, therefore, urge the communities to support the government and the contractor to execute this road project successfully”.
“Let me also seize this opportunity to call on our people to pray to Almighty Allah to bless us with good rainfall that is suitable for a bountiful cropping season, and to protect us from floods”.
“With these few remarks, it is now my singular honour, privilege and pleasure to flag off the construction work of the road linking Karasuwa Galu to the Nguru-Gashua federal highway.