Gombe govt. approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects

Gombe govt. approves N4.7bn for completion of road projects

By Hajara Leman, Gombe.


The Gombe State Government has approved the completion of two road projects in the state at the cost of N4.7 billion


The Commissioner for Works, Alhaji Abubakar Bappa, disclosed this on Wednesday, shortly after the State Executive Council meeting in Gombe.


Bappa said that N2.1 billion was approved for the completion of the 19-kilometre Ture-Dogon Ruwa-Gelengu road project, which was initiated nine years ago by the previous administration.


He also said that N2.6 billion was approved for the extension work on Bakassi-Balansani road to Garin Kuka, which covered about 10.9 kilometres.


The commissioner said that the two contracts would be executed by Datum Construction Company.


Besides, Bappa said that the state executive council approved N557 million for the completion of the abandoned Dukku-Dokro-Jamari road, awarded to Builders Construction Company.


He added that Gov. Inuwa Yahaya had directed the works ministry to inspect and assess road, which was recently washed away by flood.


Meanwhile, the State Executive Council has approved the state Medium Term Expenditure Framework 2023-2025.


The Commissioner for Finance, Alhaji Muhammad Magaji, said that the document would be sent to the state House of Assembly for approval.


In his brief, the Commissioner for Education, Mr Dauda Batari, said that the state had received two national awards, in recognition of the state government’s efforts to reposition the education sector.


He said that Gombe State emerged the best in the implementation of Basic Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) programme and for having comprehensive data on out-of-school children.


Batari said that the data had been incorporated into the National Education Information Management System.

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