Jib­rilla flags off se­ri­ally aban­doned Kiri-Shel­leng road project

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Kabiru R. An­war, Yola

Adamawa State Gov­er­nor Muham­madu Jib­rilla has flagged off the con­struc­tion of 37-kilo­me­tre Kiri-Shel­leng road cost­ing N3.2 bil­lion.

Speak­ing at the flagoff cer­e­mony over the week­end in Kiri vil­lage, the gov­er­nor said the project had been aban­doned for decades af­ter suc­ces­sive ad­min­is­tra­tions failed to ac­tu­alise it, adding that the failed at­tempts by past ad­min­is­tra­tions to con­struct the Kir­iShel­leng road led to ac­cu­sa­tions that the project had been used to steal pub­lic funds.

Ap­peal­ing for pub­lic sup­port, the gov­er­nor as­sured the elec­torate of the ad­min­is­tra­tion’s com­mit­ment to build­ing of in­fra­struc­ture, say­ing he would not re­lent un­til cam­paign prom­ises were ful­filled.

“It is on record that the first at­tempt at con­struct­ing a road to Shel­leng when it was un­der Guyuk Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Area in 1996 ac­tu­ally started dur­ing the civil­ian ad­min­is­tra­tion of Gov­er­nor Abubakar Barde of blessed mem­ory. In­deed, Gen. Ab­dul­lahi Shel­leng of blessed mem­ory also made at­tempt, Gov­er­nor Boni Haruna also made at­tempt without suc­cess as well as Gov­er­nor Mur­tala Nyako”, Jib­rilla stated.

In her speech, the Com­mis­sioner for Works, Lil­ian Stephen, said the con­trac­tor, Tri­acta Nige­ria, had been given two years to com­plete the con­struc­tion.

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