Abubakar Appeals to PMB to refund monies spent on Bauchi-Bogoro-Dawaki, Dindima-Yankari Roads
Following dwindling resources and the need for state governments to find other ways of sourcing money to execute projects for their states, Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi state has reechoed the need for the federal government of Nigeria to refund the monies the state government spent in the past for works done on Bauchi-Bogoro-Dawaki road and Dindima-Yankari road.
Governor Abubakar stated this yesterday while holding a follow up meeting with the Minister of State for Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri, said Bauchi state needs the monies refunded because it wants to make full payments to contractors that will handle similar projects the state is about to embark upon before the commencement projects before the end of this month.
The governor said the appointment was earlier made with the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Rt. Honourable Rotimi Chibudom Ameachi, but explained that because the minister was out of the country on official visit in the United States with President Buhari, it held with the minister of State, Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing, Alhaji Mustapha Baba Shehuri.
He said the meeting was a follow up to an application which he made to President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking permission to embark on construction and rehabilitation of federal roads under the Bauchi massive urban revival project.
The governor explained that under the massive Bauchi revival project, major roads will be constructed, dualised and provided with modern traffic lights in Bauchi, Azare and Misau, including the federal roads that form the gateway to Bauchi metropolis from other states of the federation.
Also discussed with the minister, the governor revealed was the intervention the state government is carrying out to save the Bauchi-Ningi federal highway from breaking as a result of heavy downpour. He assured the minister of good quality job by the contractors handling the project.