By Barnabas Augustine
The Adamawa State Executive Council in its third meeting for the year 2022 has approved Nine point Eight Billion Naira for the construction of roads in five Local Government Areas in the State.
In the meeting that was presided by the Deputy Governor of Adamawa State, Chief Crowther Seth, the Council has also approved the procurement of fertilizers for the 2022 wet and dry season farming.
Briefing Government House Yola reporters after the meeting at the Councils Chamber, the Hon. Commissioner, Ministry of Information and Strategy, Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed that the EXCO has approved the total of Nine Billion, Eight Hundred and Seven Million, Two Hundred and Sixty Nine Thousand, Ninety Six Naira, Ninety Three Kobo (N9,897,269.093.93kb) for the construction of roads in the Local Government Areas of Mubi South, Demsa, Lamurde, Guyuk Yola North and Yola South.
Dr Pella explained that the roads are in ten lots. According to him in the lots, the Council has approved nine hundred and eighty million, six hundred and thirty one thousand, two hundred and forty four hundred naira, ninety five Kobo (N980,631,244.95) for the construction of 2.24km Mubi South township to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited.
He said other roads the Council approved their construction include 4.8kilomaeter Demsa township road awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of one billion, four hundred and forty five million, six hundred and fourteen thousand, two hundred and ninety eight naira, sixty three kobo (N1,445,614,298.63kb); Lamurde Township road awarded to MSSR ROCAD at the cost of seven hundred and fifty two million, three hundred and seventy six thousand, nine hundred and eighteen naira, nine Kobo and Guyuk township road phase II awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of one billion, six hundred and sixty six million, four hundred and ninety three million, four hundred and seventy nine naira, seventy two kobo.
The Hon. Commissioner of Information and Strategy stated that within the state capital, the Council has approved the construction of roads within the Ribadu Square and 2.64km Gashaka street in Yola North, awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of one billion, one hundred and fifty million, three hundred and nineteen thousand, two hundred and fifty seven naira, fourteen Kobo (N1,150,319,257.14kb).
Construction of 0.65km road network in abattoir awarded to ATB Barrak Nigeria Limited at the cost of two hundred million, three hundred and two thousand, six hundred and thirteen naira, forty five kobo (N200,302,613.45kb).
Bekaji road network in Jimeta-Yola awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of one billion, seven hundred and fifty nine million, eight hundred and eighty three thousand, eight hundred and fifty five naira, eighty three kobo (N1,759,883,855.83kb).
Embarkment and protection of Chochi river along Yola road awarded to ATB Barrak at the cost of one hundred and fifteen million, three hundred and twenty four thousand, five hundred and ninety one naira, eighty nine kobo (N115,324,591.89kb).
Dualization of Ahmadu Bello Way awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of eight hundred and twenty three million, six hundred and sixty six thousand, ninety three naira, seventy one Kobo (N823,666,093.71kb) and Extension of Philip Maken road in Masakare awarded to MSSR Triacta Nigeria Limited at the cost of eight hundred and eighty two million, six hundred and fifty six thousand, seven hundred and forty two naira, seventy one Kobo (N982,656,742.71kb).
Dr Umar Garba Pella disclosed to correspondents that the Adamawa State Executive Council has also approved two hundred and ninety nine million, two hundred and eighty eight thousand, two hundred and fifty naira (N299,288,250) for the procurement of NPK, Urea and liquid fertilizers to farmers in the state.
He explained that the Government has looked into the plight of the farmers in Adamawa State having the office of NSC has banned supply of fertilizers to states of Gombe, Adamawa, Borno and Yobe for security reason.
Dr Pella said that the fertilizer which will be procured for 2022 wet and dry season farming will be sold to farmers at subsidize rate.