The government of Gombe Statehas expended over N30 billion to develop urban and rural roads in the state, says the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Shehu Hadi.
The commissioner, who dropped the hint at a media tour, said that 52 roads were constructed in the Gombe metropolis alone while other roads were developed in the rural areas of the state.
According to him, the roads that are in various locations in the state were in fulfillment of the governor’s campaign promises to bring development nearer to people of the state.
The contracts, he said, were awarded to both indigenous and foreign contractors, adding that they have been doing a good job in terms of quality and specification. Hence, he said there had been no cause to revoke the contract.
He said that apart from constructing roads in the metropolis some of them have already been provided with street lights while other roads would also be provided with the same infrastructure, adding that more roads would still be opened with a view to fast-tracking development in the state.
The commissioner, however, called on the people of the state to continue to give the Dankwambo administration maximum cooperation and supports to enable it achieve its mission and vision for Gombe State.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Reverend Habu Dawaki who led a team of journalists to the project sites, commended his Works and Infrastructure counterpart and his management team for doing a good job.
Rev. Dawaki said that the road development in the state and other development strides were an indication that the present government was not a talking one but also a working government.