The Minister of Works and Housing addressing the press. Photo: Dauda Illiya
The Federal government has reiterated its commitment to reimburse state governments’ expenses incurred on the construction and rehabilitation of federal roads and bridges.
Minister of State Works and Housing, Umar El-Yakub stated this shortly after inspecting the Maiduguri-Gamborun Ngala road and Customs flyover in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
El-Yakub said he is leading an inter-ministerial committee set up by the president to look into projects executed by state governments with a view to making refunds after approval from the national assembly.
According to him, the Committee will also visit Chibok local government to inspect the construction of the Damboa-Chibok road which is at an advanced stage of completion.
The Minister expressed satisfaction with the standard of road and bridge constructed which has eased the movement of vehicles and people in the metropolis and beyond.
He also assured that the Damboa-Chibok road will soon be completed following the restoration of peace in the state.
The Minister of State and his delegation earlier visited Shehu of Borno Alhaji Abubakar Garbai Elkanemi where the royal father requested more road projects in the state which borders three countries.
Reporting by Dauda Iliya; Editing by Chinasa Ossai and Muzha Kucha