The Nasarawa State government has set aside N3.2 billion for the development of the 24 km Idadu-Agbashi Road in the state’s Doma Local Government Area.
Governor Abdullahi Sule, speaking at the road’s flag-off ceremony in Doma on Friday, stated that inhabitants of the area had been experiencing challenges for many years while traveling the road, which is why he chose to start the project.
He explained that the gift was in fulfillment of campaign pledges he made to Doma LGA residents during the 2019 electioneering campaigns.
The Governor appealed to the public while assuring the contractor, Road and Bridge International Nigeria Limited, of appropriate security during the 12-month project.
He said, “During my campaigns in 2019, I noticed that the Idadu-Agbashi Road was completely bad and I promised the people of this area to construct the road if elected into office and I am happy that the promise I made is being fulfilled today as N3.2 billion has been earmarked for the road which should be completed in 12 months from now.
“The contractor asked for adequate security during the project and that will be provided. And the issue of payments will not be a challenge because the money is available for the project. So I am urging all residents of this area to give them the needed cooperation in order for them to deliver according to specification.”
Earlier in his remarks, Wang Zengxiang, Deputy Managing Director of Road and Bridge International Nigeria Limited, thanked the governor for allowing the company to make a difference in the lives of the people of the area and the state.
While pleading for proper security and locals’ cooperation throughout the road project’s construction, he guaranteed that the company would complete a great work within 12 months.