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June 23, 2022
Inset: L-R Rep of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of works and housing Engr Daikwo Idah controller works Nasarawa state, Rep of Emir of Lafia Alhaji Aliyu Orome Dangiwaa, Osoko of Obi Nasarawa state, Rep of the Governor of Nasarawa state , Emmanuel Akabe Deputy Governor of Nasarawa state, Idris Mohammed Commissioner of work, housing & transport Nasarawa state at the official commissioning & Handover of Lafia- Obi- Awe- Tunga in Nasarawa State. Thursday, 23-06-2022.

FG Commissions Lafia -Obi -Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.

President Muhammad Buhari, today commissioned the Lafia -Obi - Awe-Tunga Road in Nasarawa State.

The 118km road links Lafia - Obi -Awe towns of Nasarawa State in the North Central region of Nigeria with the Tunga extension linking Taraba state.

The President while commissioning the road said, "As you can all see, we are handing over today a 118-kilometre Road, which links the towns of Lafia- Obi- Awe- Tunga roads in   Nasarawa State."

The President who was represented by the Nasarawa State Director, Raw Material and Development, Dr. Zakari Musa Eladoga, explained that   "Our commitment to improve road transport infrastructure, our determination to improve the ease of doing business, create jobs and prosperity to lift people out of poverty brings us here today because the results of our investment are manifesting, " adding that the road is indeed a statement of economic efficiency and ease of doing business because travelling hours on the roads have been reduced.

President Buhari further advised road users to drive in accordance with the law of high way codes. "Now that we have this new well -built road, we owe it as   duties to ourselves and to other road users to ensure that we take responsibility for the good usage of it. One of such duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the laws of the highway codes," he noted.

Speaking earlier, the Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, represented by the Director of Works, North Central, Engr. Omonege Rugba, noted that embarking on roads project by the administration of President Buhari was to ensure economic growth and prosperity for the country.

"These projects represent major investment in road Transport infrastructure which is a commitment of the Buhari administration as driver for economic growth and prosperity," he remarked.

In his welcome address, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Bashir Nura Alkali, FCA,FCTI, who was represented by the Controller of Works,  Nasarawa State, Engr. Daikwo Idah disclosed that this  project has created both  direct and indirect jobs as well as provided social and economic benefits  for the citizens.

In his goodwill message, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Engr.  Abdullahi Sule, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Akabe, while expressing appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for the rehabilitation of the road, disclosed that travelling period from Obi to Lafia which used to be about one and a half hour has been reduced to 30minutes journey.

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