Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe state has approved N8, 701, 157, 489.00 for the execution of various new road projects within and outside Damaturu metropolis.
A statement by the Director-General, Media Affairs – Government House, Abdullahi Bego, quoted the Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture, Mala Musti, as stating that the governor made the approval on Wednesday during the State Executive Council in Damaturu.
Mr Bego said that the commissioner, who was supported by Works Commissioner, Lawan Shettima Ali and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Mustapha Goniri, revealed that the road projects approved for execution include 2.8 km road and 5.6km concrete drainage construction at Ali Marami Housing Estate, Damaturu at the cost of N560, 909, 854.30.
“As the 330KVA Power Substation was fully installed by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), the State EXCO has approved the construction of a two-kilometre access road to link the substation with the Maiduguri dual-carriageway at the cost of N187, 327, 909.20.
“Other road projects approved by the EXCO include a 2.4 km road and 4.8 km long concrete drainage at Anguwar Karo, Damaturu at the cost of N474, 029, 415.56; 1.5 km road and 3.0 km drainage line at Nayinawa Ward at the cost of N317, 433, 275.51 and the construction of 1.6 km road and 3.2 km long concrete drainage at Abbari Ward, also in Damaturu metropolis at the cost of N360, 111, 576.00.
“At Njiwaji Layout, Damaturu, a 3.3km road and 6.6 km concrete drainage have also been approved to be built at the cost of N749, 903, 952.50.
“The residents of Don Etiebet Housing Estate, Damaturu will also have a 5.7 km road and 11.4 km drainage built for them at the cost of N1, 060, 536, 098.93.
“As construction of the Damaturu International Cargo airport makes more progress, the State EXCO has approved N4, 999, 905, 407.38 for the construction of a new dual carriageway from Damaturu to Kalallawa Town to link the cargo airport with the state capital,” the statement disclosed.