To carry over Airdrome, 2,500 housing projects to 2014 Budget
By Rabiu Doma, Nasarawa
Egnr. Yahaya Wada, The commissioner for Works, Housing and Transport has revealed that the state Government has constructed over 400 kilometer of roads cut across the length and breadth of the state.
The commissioner gave the hint in an exclusive interview at his office, while given the breakdown of road projects executed by the present regime. He stated that the over 400km roads included township and rural road network constructed inside the nook and cranny of the state.
Engr Wada added that those substantial kilometers has so far been put into use, some are at completion stage while others still ongoing, The commissioner stated that over 100km of roads are asphalt.
He however said the massive road projects embarked by the incumbent administration was part of the urban renewal programme.
He also stated that 300km rural (feeder) roads were also constructed within the three senatorial zones, describing the roads as an essential artery for the enhancement of social-economic development of any nation. The commissioner asserted that the state government will give impetus towards the development of all facet of the state.
“We had gone far in the ongoing 3 to 5km roads in all Local Government headquarters – while reacting to the public outcry by the people of Kurikyo community in Lafia Local Government over the neglect of road in the community by the state Government.
Engr Wada called on all and sundry in the state to remain calm, resolute, saying that the serving administration has guaranteed to ensure equal distribution of basic infrastructures to the people of the state.
While fielding question on the allocation of the 500 housing units constructed by the successive regime of Aliyu Akwe Doma to Nigeria army, – the commissioner debunked the report, saying the state Government is looking forward to allocating the houses to civil servants in the state.
Commenting on the 2,500 units which were slated to consume a whooping N500m said the housing projects will be in partnership with private sector to provide affordable houses for the people of the state, he stated that Gov Al-Makura is poised to provide basic needs of livelihood to the people.
The commissioner attributed the paucity of fund to the non-execution of the 2,500 units slated for construction at five urban centres of Doma, Akwanga, Keffi, Lafia and Nasarawa Local Governments
Engr.Yahaya Wada while speaking on the proposed airdrome which was sited at Kwandare community of Lafia Local Government and Cargo Airport to be situated at Karshi aver that the proximity of Karu and Abuja International Airport constitutes a major preponderance to the project.
“Karu is a no fly zone going by the standard of National Airspace Management Agency, and while shedding more light on the proposed Airdrome confirmed that the project would also be carry over to 2014 budget due to its importance to Nasarawa state.
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