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Yobe plans press centre, estate access roads

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Yobe plans press centre, estate access roads

The Yobe State Government has planned to construct access roads to the Zakariyya Housing Estate and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat complex, Damaturu.

The pledges were made on Monday by the Commissioner of Works, Umar Wakil Duddaye at a ministerial briefing to mark second anniversary of the Buni led admonition in Damaturu, the state capital.

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Duddaye, who was represented by the Works Permanent Secretary, Sulayman Bakura disclosed that; “Immediately after this ministerial press briefing, we will direct our engineers to commence work on the two access roads.

“I’ll direct our engineers to come and survey the areas to commence work immediately.”

While reviewing completed road projects, he said: “During the period under review, Governor Mai Mala Buni led administration has constructed about 70 kilometers of township roads and drainages in the first and second phases.”

According to him, the roads and drainage facilities under the first phase are located in Tarmuwa, Damagum, Gujba and Jajimaji council headquarters.

While the township roads in the second phase, were sited in Potiskum, Gashua, Nguru and Geidam, a border community with Niger.

He also informed residents of Zakariyya Housing Estate that the state government is to build an access road and drainages in two months.

“Work will commence; as we have the mandate to provide more infrastructural facilities,” he assured.

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While thanking the commissioner, the Yobe Council NUJ Chairman, Rajab Mohammed said: “Our members find it difficult to move into the secretariat complex due to gully erosion.”

He said the completion of the road could go a long way to accessing the secretariat by journalists.

Yobe plans press centre, estate access roads

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