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Bauchi Govt Braces-Up To Complete Roads Projects; Police Command to “descend” on crisis perpetrators

by Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad of Bauchi State has assured of his administration’s commitment to complete three road projects hitherto abandoned by his predecessor, at the cost of over N11 billion. 

The three projects were part of the over N20 billion contracts awarded by the former governor of the state, Alhaji Muhammad Abdullahi Abubakar, in September 2016.

He said, while the construction and dualisation of Awalah Round-Miri-Jos Road was awarded at the cost of N6.6 billion and the rehabilitation of Misau-Bulkachuwa Road and that of Bulkachuwa-Udubo were awarded at the cost of over N4.8 billion.

The governor stated that, all the projects had been reviewed, adding that the completion of all abandoned projects was in fulfillment of his campaign promises.

“As a responsible government, we are doing all these with precaution and negotiations, and I pledged to provide them with the necessary resources for immediate mobilization to site,” he noted.

According to him, “All these projects were awarded since 2016, and my administration will set up funds to pay them what they require for the completion,” he assured.

In another development – bordering on security – Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Lawal Tanko Jimeta, has vowed to deal with the perpetrators of the act of crisis that erupted between Fulani herders and farmers in Malunji and Jarkasa wards of Misau local government area of the state that left more than nine persons dead.

The CP assured that, the culprits would be apprehended, even as he encouraged the natives of the area to be good neighbours and avoid taking laws into their hands, as the police are always open for complaints and reports.

He urged the people of the state to cooperate with the police, while asking the police mobile men drafted to the two wards to be professional and ensure peace and normalcy return to the area.

The CP made the appeal when he visited Malunji and Jarkasa wards in Misau local government area of the sate to see things for himself.

A statement to this effect was signed and issued to newsman in Bauchi by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad Wakili. The CP also sympathized with residents of the area and assured them of their security.

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