Governor Buni inspects Gujba-Mutai Road project, as NEDC pledges to construct 54km Mutai-Ngalda Road
Yobe State Governor and Chairman APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Hon. Mai Mala Buni inspected the 40km Gujba-Mutai Road awarded under the Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project (MCRP).
In a statement issued by the DG, Press and Media Affairs to the Yobe state governor, Mamman Mohammed, the governor said although the pace of work on the project had been slowed down by insecurity and violent attacks on the company, there is significant progress made on the project.
The governor directed the contractors to engage more equipment and personnel that can facilitate the fast completion of the project.
This is very important because, the more the delay, the more the escalation in prices of materials which will attract avoidable variations of the contract” he warned.
While revealing the willingness of his administration to complete all ongoing projects and put them to use for the benefit of the people of the state, governor Buni commended the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for taking over the construction of the 54km Mutai-Ngalda portion of the road.
“I am happy that the Managing Director of North East Development Commission is here and has assured us of the commencement of the 54km Wagir-Mutai-Ngalda Road, this is quite encouraging.
“Of course, we have to thank Mr President for establishing the North East Development Commission and what he has been doing to ensure that we rebuild the northeast,” he said.
Earlier, the Managing Director of NEDC, Alhaji Mohammed Alkali said the execution of the 54km portion of the road project was in consonance with the NEDC’s programme of providing infrastructural needs of the people.
Also, MCRP state Coordinator, Mallam Musa Idi Jidawa, while briefing the governor listed some of the factors militating against the speedy progression of the project, which is inadequate machines and manpower.