BY MUHAMMAD M. ALI, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 | 02:47 PM
Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, Governor of Gombe has appealed to the federal government for comprehensive road infrastructure development in his state and the broader North East region.
Ismail Uba Missili, Gov. Inuwa’s spokesman, in a statement on Friday, said his boss made the plea during his meeting with Dave Umahi, minister of works at his office in Abuja.
Governor Inuwa stressed the crucial role of robust road networks in fostering socio-economic progress during a press briefing after the meeting.
He emphasized the profound impact of well-developed roads, not only for Gombe State but also for the holistic development of the North East and Nigeria.
In his plea to the federal government, Governor Inuwa called for intervention to address existing road infrastructure challenges.
He expressed confidence in a collaborative effort that could positively transform the road sector and contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.
Following the discussions, the governor also expressed satisfaction with the minister's positive response, conveying optimism about a collaborative approach between the state and federal governments to overcome the nation's infrastructure challenges, particularly in the realm of roads.
'The Honourable Minister is somebody that has the passion to see that Nigeria goes out of these challenges of infrastructure and economy,' Governor Inuwa stated, adding that 'our meeting is in affirmative and positive, and I hope that very soon we shall overcome the problem of infrastructure in this country.'
Umahi, in turn, assured that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda is on course and is bringing lasting solutions to the accumulated developmental challenges in Nigeria.
He highlighted new policies on road construction and rehabilitation, describing them as robust and enduring.
'I congratulate you for your successful re-election as Governor of Gombe State and your emergence as Chairman of the Northern Governors’ Forum,' Minister Umahi said.
'I know you will bring to bear your wealth of experience and knowledge in tackling the developmental challenges not only in your State but also in the entire Northern region,' the minister added.
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