Adamawa State Greenlights Transformation of Yola-Borong Road

Adamawa State Greenlights Transformative Yola-Borong Road Project
The Minister of State, Hon. Mustapha Baba Shehuri at Ongoing Works on the Rehabilitation of 185.2 - kilometre Yola - Hong - Mubi Road in Adamawa State, Contract No. 6299, on Jan 12, 2019.

Revolutionary Renovation: Adamawa State Greenlights Transformation of Yola-Borong Road

In a pivotal move aimed at rejuvenating essential infrastructure, the Adamawa State Executive Council convened on Wednesday, November 29th, 2023, granting approval for the extensive reconstruction of a 44-kilometre stretch of road, extending from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Damare to Borong, the administrative hub of Borrong Development Area within Demsa Government.

This monumental refurbishment comes at a considerable cost of over N836 million and marks a significant stride towards revitalising crucial transportation networks within the state.

During the council meeting, Dr Umar Garba Pella, the State Commissioner of Education, took to the podium to brief the press on the outcomes.

He revealed that the momentous reconstruction project had been entrusted to Hydro Source and Resource Nigeria Limited, with a designated completion period of 12 months.

The Yola-Borong road, long beset by neglect and lack of maintenance, is slated for a comprehensive transformation owing to the collaborative efforts between the state government and the World Bank under the RAMP initiative.

This initiative had previously lent the road a semblance of restoration, further accentuated by the present administration’s gracious consideration for its extensive reconstruction.

The dire need for this refurbishment became evident as the road suffered the brunt of years of neglect, resulting in the degradation and collapse of critical infrastructure components such as culverts and drainage systems, exacerbated by recurring instances of excessive flooding.

The impending reconstruction stands as a beacon of hope for the state’s commitment to fortifying vital transportation arteries, ensuring safer and more efficient passage for residents and commuters alike.

In a concurrent development, the executive council also sanctioned a substantial increase of over N117 million for the construction of a state-of-the-art laboratory facility at the Specialist Hospital in Yola.

Dr. Pella elaborated that the initial project, valued at over N578 million, had undergone revision to accommodate the escalated costs of building materials, signifying a significant stride towards enhancing healthcare infrastructure within the state.

Furthermore, ongoing projects, particularly rural electrification initiatives, have been earmarked for completion by December 2023.

Governor Fintiri had earlier reassured communities benefiting from these projects, promising them a Christmas illuminated by the radiance of electrification within their localities.

The unwavering commitment demonstrated by the Adamawa State Executive Council towards infrastructural development stands as a testament to their vision for a comprehensive revamp.

The transformative Yola-Borong road project embodies their commitment to uplifting communities and fortifying connectivity for years to come.

 

 


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