By Mashe Umaru Gwamna
As the progressive train of the season of completion and impact arrived in the North East yesterday, President Muhammadu Buhari has told Nigerians to expect more completion and delivery of road projects across the nation.
The President spoke in Azare, Bauchi State during the commissioning and handing over of the 106.341 Kilometers Kano -Maiduguri Road, Section III (Azare-Potiskum) in Bauchi and Yobe States.
The President who was represented at the commissioning ceremony by the Honourable Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Maryam Katagum.
President Buhari reiterated the commitment of his administration to Infrastructural development and gave the assurance that Nigerians would be witnessing more completion and delivery of projects.
The President who emphasized his administration’s commitment to economic growth through infrastructural development, appealed to road users to desist from acts that could damage the road.
According to him, activities such as overloading of vehicles and trucks, spilling of petroleum products on the roads and conversion of road shoulders to permanent parking places damages the road and reduces its life span.
“We must all do our best to avoid these practices, report them when they occur and act in a lawful manner to stop them,” he said.
The Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Muhammed commended President Muhammad Buhari for approving the dualization and extension of two major highways that connect the state’s metropolis.
The highways are the dualization and extension of Kano Road, from Giwa Academy, Abubakar Tafawa University Main Campus, Nigerian Air Force Base- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport with a distance of 17.7kms and the expansion of Maiduguri-Awala- Bauchi State University.