Taraba state governor, Darius Ishaku on Saturday flagged off the ongoing construction of a 35km Pamanga-Dakka road in Bali local government area of the state.
This according to the Governor, was part of the administration’s desire to ensure infrastructural revolution, especially in road constructions, in both urban and rural areas to boost local agricultural production and enhance revenue generation for improved development in the state.
Ishaku noted at the ceremony in Pamanga that, his administration was poised to deliver the state from social-economic backwardness to contend among high revenue-producing states in Nigeria.
He said the project was key to his administration based on the Agricultural economic interest that would be generated after the project’s completion.
“This project would not only improve the living standard of people in this area when completed. It will boost the entire state’s economic value, especially in the local agricultural production.
“My administration’s desire to ensure infrastructure revolution, especially in road constructions to boost local production and value of our farm produce is one reason why this project is been flag off today.
“We believe that the project would help in transforming the state due to the huge economic value attached to it.
“Late. Chief, MKO Abiola wanted to construct this road in 1957, since it leads to his farm but the government then didn’t put any effort of interest.
“Aside the economic growth that this road would create for Taraba state, it would also relieve the plight that people in this area have gone through since 1942. The road is already 60 percent completed, and I want to assure you that the project would be completed and commissioned by December this year 2022” Gov. Ishaku expressed.
Earlier Hon. Irimiya Hamman Jude, the state Commissioner for work lauded the governor’s road revolution target that has opened up urban and rural roads in the state, which he believed would boost local production and improve the economy of the state.
In their votes of thanks, a member of the Taraba state house assembly representing Bali (l) constituency and the deputy speaker of the house, Hon. Hamman Adama, as well as the Chairman of the council, Hon. Musa Mamud, commended governor Ishaku for bringing development to the people after many decades of lost hope.
They promised the council’s continued support for the administration to succeed.
Mr. Fabi Azzam the project chief engineer for the construction company, expressed confidence that the project would be delivered at the stipulated time.
The engineer also disclosed that his company has done 21 km out of 35 total km of the road.