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  • Updated: April 05, 2024

Yobe SEC approves additional funds for road construction projects

Yobe SEC approves additional funds for road construction pro

The Yobe State Executive Council (SEC) has approved additional funds for the construction of roads, spanning 67.5 kilometers across the State.

The review and approval of the additional funds for the projects was in response to the evolving economic landscape marked by inflationary pressures across the country.

The SEC meeting was presided over by the Yobe State Deputy Governor, Idi Barde Gubana who represented his principal, Mai Mala Buni on Thursday.

Abdullahi Bego, the State Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information and Culture who stated this in a statement on Friday said the council had earlier approved 10km Chumbusko-Tagali road and the 11.5km (left side) Damaturu-Kalallawa Dual Carriage way. 

The council had equally approved construction of the 16km Nguru-Balanguwa road and the 30km Balanguwa-Kumaganam road among others.

Bego added that the council in its sitting on Thursday also approved the rehabilitation and extension of the banquet multipurpose hall at the State Government House in Damaturu.

He explained that amount approved for the rehabilitation work amounted to N225, 911, 843.39 and another N345, 217, 652.50 for the provision of furniture and equipment for the newly constructed apartment houses at the Presidential Lodge in Damaturu, State capital. 

The statement partly reads: "With regards to the Chumbusko-Tagali road, Council approved N1, 183, 077, 54375 as a variation on the cost earlier approved. 

"As for the dual carriageway (left side) which is now to be carried out through direct labour by the Ministry of Works, the State Executive Council approved the sum of N1, 521, 262, 537.27 for the completion of the work. 

"Council also approved the sum of N917, 083, 532.54 as a variation payment for the 16km Nguru-Balanguwa road and N4, 918, 560, 593.82 for the 30km Balanguwa-Kumaganam road.

"These approvals were done in consideration of the current inflationary trends in the economy, which have pushed the prices of goods and services higher than when the contracts were originally approved."



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