Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State has commissioned township road and drainage in Babbangida town, in Tarmuwa local government area of the state.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the one and a half and three kilometres road and drainage projects respectively were constructed by Elegance Construction Nigeria Ltd. at the cost of N492m.
During the commissioning of the project, the governor said the project was jointly funded by the state government and Tarmuwa local government council at a 30 and 70 percent ratio respectively.
“Our administration is committed to taking all the steps necessary to improve your living conditions and the living conditions of all the people across the state.
“But we need you as partners in the effort. These roads and concrete drains have been built for you so that you could commute easily from one part of the town to another.
“The lifespan and long-term usefulness of the project, however, depends on how best you put the roads and concrete drains to use,” he said.
Governor Buni, therefore, urged the people of the township not to convert the concrete drains into refuse dumbs.
“Do not block the roads and do not allow for free flow of traffic, then you would create the conditions whereby rainwater may flood the town and possibly cause destruction during the rainy season. That is not something we should allow to happen.
“I therefore urge you to consider this project and all other government projects and services as your own, to guard them jealously, and to use them responsibly.
“This way, our hope of a better, more prosperous Yobe State would be realised.
“I want to assure you that together, we would succeed in writing a new chapter in the history of our state where peace and prosperity and economic opportunity shall abound for all,” he stated.
Mr Buni commended the contractors for the timely execution of the project according to contract specifications.
He also commended the Ministry of Works for their professional oversight and supervision.