By Fatima Sadiq
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has appealed to the people of the state not to encroach on leftover lands beside roads, as the government intends to use the space to plant trees, install solar streetlights, and reticulate pipelines for adequate water supply among other services.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya made the call while undertaking an inspection tour of the 4.3KM ongoing township roads projects ( Phase 6), in Idi-Kagarawal- Unguwa Uku- Malam Inna road Gombe.
The Governor who was conducted round by the Commissioner of Works and Transport, Engr. Abubakar Bappah and the Project Manager, Triacta Construction Company, Engr. Imran Amin also inspected the 2.5KM Bolari- Miyetti- State Low-Cost roads which are almost 95 percent completed.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after the inspection visit, Governor Inuwa Yahaya expressed satisfaction with the level and quality of work being executed on both road projects.
He added that the road construction in both areas will improve connectivity within the Gombe metropolis, provide alternative routes to Gombe- Biu Road,
and further, decongest the city and reduce traffic jams on the major routes, thereby improving the standard of living of the common man.
Both roads were awarded in November last year by the administration of Governor Inuwa Yahaya as part of its determination to actualize the ambitious Network Eleven-100 project which seeks to construct at least one hundred kilometers of roads in each of the eleven Local Government Areas of the State.
Earlier, the Village Head of Kagarawal said his community will remain ever grateful to Governor Inuwa whose administration has made its impact felt through, the provision of roads and other social amenities.
The Governor was accompanied on the inspection visit by the Speaker, Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Abubakar Mohammed Luggerewo, member representing Gombe North, Hon. Ali Baba Manu, Secretary to the Gombe State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, Chief of Staff, Abubakar Inuwa Kari, Commissioners, and other top Government functionaries.