Former Senate President David Mark flags off Construction of Roads in Bauchi
By Bashir Hassan Abubakar
Former Senate President, David Bonaventure Mark today flagged off the construction rural roads linking Bauchi and other States.
While speaking at the ceremony held in Katanga Warji for the construction of the 13.5km Warji – Gwaram rural road, the 2 term President of the Nigerian Senate said that opening up the rural areas will bring development closer to the people.
He commended the state governor for his foresight in opening up rural areas through infrastructural development, stressing on the need for an inclusive governance that should have the welfare of the citizens at heart.
He urged the governor to do more until all rural communities are linked up to socioeconomic development.
Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed in his speech declared that roads are vital ingredient to development because saying, “accessibility is key to effective governance and that is all the more reason my administration has embarked on massive construction of roads across the state”.
The Governor added that the priority of his PDP led administration is change the perspective of governance in the state in order to make it rank among its contemporaries in the country.
Bala Mohammed explained that the 3 roads will cost government a total of sum N7.3b and will be completed within 24 dry months. He also expressed his confidence that the contractor, Habibu Nigeria Engineering will deliver as expected.
The Governor who was full of appreciation for the cooperation between the executive and legislative arms of government stressed that without such collaboration it will be difficult for any democratic government to succeed.
Earlier in his welcome address, Chairman of Warji LGC, Adamu Mohammed Danjumai commended the construction of the road which he said will further connect the area to the rest of the Northern part of the state as well as neighbouring states of Kano and Jigawa.