The governor of Yobe State Mai Mala Buni on Wednesday flagged off the construction of Gujba-Ngalda Road, as part of the ongoing statewide urban and rural infrastructure development plan.
DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the project will be in two phases, with the first phase being the 40-km Gujba-Mutai, while the second section will terminate at Ngalda.
A the ground-breaking ceremony in Gujba, Mr Buni said the project, which is strategic to socio-economic development of the area, will be completed in 12 months.
“The Gujba-Mutai road is a very strategic project. It is part of our recovery drive to rebuild our communities, promote economic activities and to reclaim means of livelihood to our people”.
The governor noted that the project will increase the volume of trade in Mutai and Ngalda weekly markets, stimulate more economic growth, improve revenue generation and boost employment opportunities.
He said Yobe state government will ensure that contractors adhere to all the contractual terms to ensure that the project meets the standards set.
Currently township road projects are ongoing in Damaturu, Gashua, Geidam, Potiskum and Nguru.