Gabriel Enenche —
The Nigerian government at the weekend inaugurated the completed phase 2 (Kirikasama-Nguru) of the Hadejia- Nguru-Gashua road linking Jigawa and Yobe States.
The completed section was commissioned the Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu in Birniwa town, Birniwa local government headquarters in Jigawa State.
Adamu said the government is determined to improve business operations, create jobs and wealth in order to lift many out of poverty.
He described the over 33-kilometre road, as a very important road that connects agrarian and trading communities, which to a large extent will ease the movement of their farm produce .
According to him, the road has become a critical component of national road network for linking communities together, pointing out that the travel time has now reduced with the completion of the road.
“Now that we have this new and well-built road, we owe it as a duty to ourselves and to other road users to protect these facilities. One of those duties is to ensure that we drive in accordance with the law as stipulated in the Road Highway Code, ” he said.
The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, represented by the Zonal Director (Construction and Rehabiitation) North West, Wasiu Taiwo said that the road project was among the other projects lined up for commissioning in the second phase of projects inauguration.
He added that the projects represent major investment in road transport infrastructure.