In News by stephen abiodun on the 09th, October, 2020

FG Will get Ultimatum To Repair Dilapidated Yola-Gombe Street

FG Gets Ultimatum To Fix Dilapidated Yola-Gombe Road

The Federal Authorities has been given 10 days to lastly repair the Yola-Gombe highway which has suffered no less than a decade of dilapidation.

After a digital assembly on Thursday, a social media marketing campaign, ‘##FIX YOLA GOMBE ROAD’ stated, “We determined to provide the Federal Authorities beneath the management of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Federal Ministry of Works beneath Barr Babatunde Fashola a 10-day ultimatum to mobilize again to web site.”

The marketing campaign stated it could occupy Yola Airport, shut down Savannah Sugar Firm, and shut down the Gombe-Yola Street ought to the Federal Authorities not act as desired.

The significantly dangerous portion of the highway stretches alongside the expansive Savannah Sugar Firm Restricted owned by formost industrialist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, and the portion is famously generally known as Savannah after the title of the sugar rising and processing advanced.

In a response obtained by DAILY POST Thursday evening, the Federal Authorities indicated that it could be unable to return contractors to web site for an intensive job until the top of the wet season.

A press assertion from the Federal Ministry of Works, signed by Boade Akinola for Press and Public Relations, stated, “The eye of the Honourable Minister of State, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing Engr. Abubakar D Aliyu, FNSE has been drawn to the publication on the social media on the failed portion of Gombe-Yola highway.

“The Federal Ministry of Works and Housing (FMW&H) is conscious of the situation of the highway and dedicated to repairs of the broken portion.

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“The portion had been adequately assessed, redesigned and the procurement course of accomplished as a further work to the subsisting contract for the rehabilitation of the highway and FEC has permitted.

“The dangerous portion which is about 11km sits on clay soil referred to as black cotton soil which can’t assist site visitors. The removing and substitute of this black cotton soil was not a part of the unique contract, however approval has been given by FEC to enhance the contract to incorporate the removing of the black cotton soil and substitute with stones and laterite.

“Nonetheless, the contractor can’t embark on the removing of this clay till after the raining season. Within the interim, the contractor is finishing up palliative works to maintain the highway motorable. The contractor is on web site working even now.

“The contract awarded includes large excavation of the soil and substitute with stones to make the highway final lengthy. We, due to this fact, attraction for endurance and understanding of the residents and different highway customers. Full reconstruction of the dangerous part on the highway will begin as quickly because the rain subsides.”

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