Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has Monday flagged off construction and rehabilitation of four roads in the state capital worth about N5 billion.
The governor, during the flagging off of the projects explained that the four roads include Ibrahim Bako to Maiduguri Road Bye-Pass, Sabon Kaura to Jos Road while those of Muda Lawal Market and Yakubun Bauchi Quarters would be rehabilitated.
He said the projects were meant to bring succour to the residents and motorists passing through the roads who experienced traffic difficulties.
The governor who said the contract for the four roads were awarded at sum of about N5 billion said his administration is embarking on the projects in order to deliver on its campaign promises before the first 100 days in office.
He assured those whose pieces of lands and or buildings would be tresspassed as a result of the projects of timely payment of compensation.
Earlier, the Permanent Secretary, Bauchi State Ministry of Works and Transport, Engineer Stephen Abubakar, explained that Ibrahim Bako to Maiduguri Road bye- pass is 4.4 kilometers, Sabon Kaura to Jos Road bye-pass is 6.2 kilometers, Yakubun Bauchi Quarters is 1.8 kilometers while that of Muda Lawal market is 1 kilometer.
Abubakar who applauded the Governor for awarding the contract, opined that it will go along way in enhancing the economy, safety and physical development of the affected communities.
The Managing Director of TRIACTA Nigeria Limited, the company handling the projects, Mr Elie A Farhat, pledged to justify the confidence reposed in them by completing the projects within the stipulated period of six months.