Gombe govt okays N38bn for road, bridge projects
The Gombe State Executive Council presided over by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya has approved over N38 billion as a contract sum for the construction of 17 roads and some bridges across the State
Briefing newsmen at the end of the SEC meeting on Wednesday, the Commissioner for Information and Culture, Meshack Lauco, listed the projects to include the Kaltungo General Hospital road network awarded at the cost of N570 million.
Others are three-span bridge at Titi to Stangayari at the cost of 2.4 billion and the road network at General Hospital Kumo valued at N683 million.
“Other are the 4.55 kilometers Jalingo Township roads in Funakaye LGA awarded at the cost of Two Billion, One Hundred and Seventeen Million, Four Hundred and Seven Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Naira, Seven kobo; the 2.7 kilometers Bajoga township roads at the cost of One Billion, Four Hundred and Thirty Million, Seven Hundred and Eighty-One Thousand, One Hundred and Eighty-Eight Naira, Thirteen kobo.
Also awarded are the 4.03KM Dumbu- Tsando road awarded at the cost of Two Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety-Eight Million, Four Hundred and Ninety-Two Thousand, Seven Hundred and Forty-Seven Naira, Fifty kobo; the construction of 1.8 KM access road to Government Mega College Dadinkowa at the cost of One Billion, Three Hundred and Eighty-Seven Million, Seven Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-Four Naira, Eighty-Eight kobo, the 1.5 KM access road to Government Mega College Dukku awarded at the cost of Seven Hundred and Ninety-Nine Million, Thirty-Six Thousand, Eight Hundred and Eighty-Six Naira, Six kobo.
Equally approved by the State Executive Council are contract for the construction of 1.55 KM of road network in General Hospital Bajoga at the cost of Nine Hundred and Sixty One Million, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Nine Thousand, One Hundred and Sixty-Six Naira, Twenty-Two kobo, the rehabilitation of 4.7KM Kumo township roads awarded at the cost of Two Billion, Two Hundred and Ninety-Five Million, One Hundred and Seventy-Five Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Three Naira, Forty-Four kobo, the 11.5KM Kwadon- Kunji -Jada -Goni Bukar -Laleko to Sabon gari at the cost of Six Billion, Five Hundred and Ninety-Six Million, Nine Hundred and Forty-Four Thousand, Three Hundred and Fifty Six Naira, Eighty Eight kobo and the 10.5 KM road networks in Tunfure (North and South) awarded at the cost of Six Billion, Four Hundred and Ninety-Eight Million, Four Hundred and Twenty Thousand Ninety-Six Naira, Fifty-Six kobo.
“The exco also approved a contract for the construction of a four span Bridge at Hayin Kwarin Misau at the cost of Two Billion, Five Hundred and Six Million Nine Hundred and Thirteen Thousand, Six Hundred and Eighty-Three Naira, Forty-Five kobo; 6 KM Kaltungo township roads awarded at the cost ofTwo Billion, Nine Hundred and Fifty-Nine Million, Six Hundred and Seventy-Three Thousand, Eight Hundred and Seventy-Two Naira, Thirty-Eight kobo; the construction of access road to Government Mega College Kaltungo at the cost of Seven Hundred and Eighteen Million, Eight Hundred and Ninety-Seven Thousand, Four Hundred and Eight Naira Thirteen kobo.
“Also approved are the contract for the construction of 7 KM Billiri township road awarded at the cost of Three Billion, Eight Hundred and Forty-Three Million, Three Hundred and Nineteen Thousand, Seven Hundred and Twenty-Five Naira, Fifty kobo and a spur road to Kanuwal of Yamaltu Deba LGA.”
Responding to questions from journalists, the Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Abubakar Bappah, explained that the road projects awarded by the administration of Governor Yahaya would ensure the government attained the goals of the road network.