By Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan
The Permanent Secretary, Gombe State Ministry of Works and Transportation, Alhaji Yambiu Idris Buba has lauded the commendable achievements of Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in advancing infrastructural development in the state.
Speaking to reporters during a press briefing after conducting inspections of the ongoing road projects, which were awarded by the present administration under the leadership of Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya, Alh. Yambiu expressed his admiration for the remarkable progress made thus far.
He stated that they have decided to embark on an extensive inspection tour across the state to evaluate the progress of all ongoing road construction projects, ensuring rigorous compliance with approved plans, quality benchmarks, and timely completion.
Alhaji Yambiu Buba added that they have been able to assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the engineering techniques employed in the construction.
The Permanent Secretary conveyed his delight with the level and quality of work being carried out at the project sites that were visited.
He conveyed his appreciation to Governor Inuwa Yahaya for granting approval and releasing over Two hundred Million naira to compensate affected property owners at Gabukka quarters, enabling the smooth progress of the road corridors.
Alhaji Yambiu appealed to the benefiting communities to remain steadfast in their support of the present administration and extend all necessary assistance to the construction firms.
In their separate responses, the Project Engineers overseeing the visited projects outlined their main challenge, which primarily stemmed from the rainy weather that has been hampering the construction pace, assuring the Permanent Secretary of their unwavering commitment to adhering strictly to the contract agreement and delivering the projects within the stipulated time frame.
Among the projects visited were the construction of road networks within three Mega Schools and three General Hospitals, strategically located across the senatorial districts of the State.
Others include the Nafada link road, Gombe township road network at various stages of completion.