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  • News - North East - Borno
  • Updated: December 09, 2023

Borno govt moves to decongest Maiduguri, signs MoU for new roads

Borno govt moves to decongest Maiduguri, signs MoU for new r

The Borno State Government in its move to decongest the Maiduguri city has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the construction of three major roads in the state.

The 7.26 kilometer roads were billed at N10.9 billion with Dan Nene Construction Company taking lead of the projects.

The signing of the MoU took place on Saturday in Maiduguri, led by the State Commissioner of Works and Housing, Mustapha Gubio.

According to Gubio, the state government has already made a 40% down payment to the contractor for the projects.

The commissioner assured that subsequent payments would be made as the work progresses, adding that with the payment made already, much progress would be achieved on the project within a short time.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the three projects include a 3.5 km road which would pass through the Shehu Umar Garbai and Bursari Road from Shehu roundabout to link Baga Road at the state mechanical workshop.

Meanwhile the second road measuring 2.4 km would pass through Monday Market roundabout to Budum roundabout and Kofa Biyu while the third road is the 1.5 km Sultan Maimalari road.

The commissioner further explained that the Dan Nene company was found most suitable for the projects upon bidding by contractors.

He also appreciated Governor Babagana Umara Zulum for his approval for the projects and the timely release of funds for the commencement of the job.

On his part, Li Chao who spoke on behalf of the company appreciated the state government for finding the company worthy of the job, adding that it would live up to expectations of the government.

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