Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has commissioned a 4.1km road and 8.2 km concrete drainage projects at Buni-Yadi Township of Gujba local government area of the state.
During the commissioning ceremony on Thursday, the governor warned the people of the community against converting drainages into refuse dumps.
According to him, blocking roads would pave way for flood incidents during rainy season.
Mr Buni noted that the projects are in syncs with his objective of transforming the state, making life more meaningful for the people, and making democracy work as well as it should.
“Across the world, roads are signifiers of mobility. They are also a symbol of advancement.
“But as important as this project is, its lifespan and long-term usefulness depend to a large extent on how the people of Buni-Yadi make use of it.
“They provide the nexus that connects peoples and cultures and help underpin numerous socio-economic exchanges and interactions,” he said.
The governor added that, “the project was funded jointly by the state and Gujba local government council. It is one of four Township Road Projects that our administration has executed in the towns of Buni-Yadi, Babbangida, Jajimaji and Damagum.
“I want to urge the people of Buni-Yadi take full advantage of the services that the government is providing to them, take ownership of the projects being cited in the community and jealously guard and make the best use of them,” he added.
Governor Buni, therefore, urged the people not to relent in cooperating with the security agents in order to ensure lasting peace and security in the state.