Minister of WorksandHousing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, expressed joy that the Season of Completion and Impact, which began from the North West barely a fortnight ago, has revealed the Buhari administration’s investment commitments in road transportation and the impact on the citizenry.
He stressed that it has also brought to the fore the administration’s commitment to infrastructure as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.
According to Fashola, represented by the Director Highways, South East Zone, Engr. Bola Aganaba, “These projects represent a significant investment in road transport infrastructure, which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as a driver for economic growth and prosperity.”
He said they are visible and incontrovertible Assets in proof of what Nigeria’s resources are invested in, from a combination of our earned resources and borrowings.
Reiterating that the commissioning and handing over of Nnewe-Oduma Road were the third in the series of handovers in the Season of Completion and Impact, the Minister, who noted that it represented another example of what the country would experience in more days and weeks to come, listed the handovers that will follow.
These include the 142.2×2 (Dual) kilometres between Shuwarin and Azare connecting Jigawa and Bauchi States and Section III of the 106.3×2 kilometres between Azare and Potiskum connecting Bauchi and Yobe States, among others.
Uguanyi Hails Buhari, Fashola
In his remarks, the Enugu State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, was represented by the Commissioner for Works, Engr. Greg Nnaji expressed appreciation to both the Federal Government, President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Works and Housing for the synergy that saw the completion of the project, which began in 2013.
Describing road construction as the cradle of civilisation, Ugwuanyi, who expressed joy at witnessing the handover of the road, recalled the harrowing experience that commuters went through before the Buhari administration took the road to completion stage.
He added that with the completion, the people of Enugu and Ebonyi, who he said are farmers, would quickly bring their farm produce to the various markets with ease.