Nasarawa Gov Unveils N3.6bn Road

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Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule on Thursday commissioned the newly completed 15km Garaku-Gurku-Dari Road in the Kokona Local Government Area of the state, built at the cost of N3,670,311,759.22.

Speaking at the ceremony, Sule said the contract for the construction of the road was awarded to the Tongy Group Limited in November 2022, as part of the commitment of his administration to provide road infrastructure for the people of the state.

He explained that the action was in line with his administration’s policy of opening opportunities for improved economic activities and well-being of the people.

“It is for this reason that the government continues to construct rural roads in order to create interconnectivity among our communities with proven potential for economic development,” he said.

He pointed out that his administration acknowledged the significance of transporting agricultural produce and other economic commodities from remote markets to urban areas, which is normally hampered due to poor road network.

“This is why our administration over the last five years has taken far-reaching measures to address this situation. Part of our commitment is the construction of this road project, which is considered critical in the development of this endeavor.

“It is for this reason that the government awarded the construction of this 15km road to the Tongy Group at a total cost of N3, 670, 311, 759. 22 in November 2022 under the supervision of the Nasarawa State Bureau for Rural Development.

“We are therefore, gathered here today to commission this project, having been successfully completed according to the laid down specifications,” the governor added.

Governor Sule said with the commissioning of the Garaku-Gurku-Dari Road, commuters traversing the road would find it easier in the movement and transportation of both goods and services.

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He, further reiterated the determination of his administration to deliver more rural roads because of the purposes it serves to develop the state.

He said, “It is gratifying to state that as part of our resolve to continue to open vistas of economic activities as well as infrastructural development of the state, we have discovered that more is needed to be done in this critical area of human endeavor. This is why the government is considering the construction of additional rural roads in the state.”

The Governor further listed three rural roads lined up for flagging off soon namely the Angoro-Arusu-Amba-Bassa Road, Ashige-Gidan Buba-Ugah-Fadaman Bauna. Jangwa-Ribi-Agwatashi, Azara-Ampana-Awe, amongst several others.

On his part, the member representing Kokona East Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Hon. Ogah Ogazi, who stood in for the Speaker of the assembly, Rt. Hon. Danladi Jatau, expressed appreciation to Governor Sule for wiping the tears of the people of the area.

“I want to sincerely thank you. And I am saying thank you from the depth of my heart because we know what we have been going through on this road before now. We know what our people have gone through in the past years. So, we are grateful to you our amiable Governor,” he said.

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