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Benue’s Gov. Alia flags off construction of 16 Makurdi township roads

On Monday, Governor Hyacinth Alia of Benue flagged off the construction of 16 Makurdi township roads measuring 15.39km.

The governor said the flag-off of the contract, awarded to an indigenous firm, was a significant step toward achieving his goal of providing quality infrastructure for the people.

“The construction of the 16 roads, which is monumental, marks a significant milestone in our commitment to revolutionise the infrastructure of Benue.

“This is as we prepare to lay the foundation of a new Benue within our first 100 days in office,’’ he said.

The governor added that the roads would improve transportation within the city, create ancillary job opportunities, and stimulate economic growth.

“These well-designed roads, with their asphalt surfaces, concrete drains, and culverts, will improve transportation and connectivity within the city, boost economic activities, and enhance the overall quality of life for our citizens.

“For this agricultural abundance to reach the markets and homes, we need an efficient and reliable transportation system.

“Additionally, it will attract more investments, stimulate commerce, and open up new opportunities for businesses to thrive,’’ Mr Alia said.

He charged the contractor to execute the project to specifications and deliver within the stipulated time frame.

Earlier, the project engineer, Nabil Nassal, said the company would ensure the roads were built to the highest standards and completed on schedule.

(NAN)

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