The Yobe State government has committed to investing more than N5 billion in the construction of roads that will connect these water-locked communities and spur their long-awaited socio-economic development. The communities of Karasuwa-Galu and Masaba in Yobe State have endured over five decades without motorable roads, but they are finally set to witness transformative change.
The community of Karasuwa-Galu, Nigeria, has been seeking an extension of the Gashua-Nguru federal road project since 1973, yet their pleas remained unanswered, leaving them isolated from accessible roadways. In previous administrations, the ancient village of Masaba persistently sought the construction of a road that would link them with neighboring communities, but they experienced disappointment, as their efforts were met with no viable road network.
Assuring the communities of his administration’s unwavering commitment to their welfare, Governor Buni pledged to construct these roads, which will open up opportunities for socio-economic progress in the long-neglected regions. A new dawn has arrived for these communities, as Governor Mai Mala Buni personally presided over the groundbreaking ceremonies for the two crucial projects, totaling approximately 30 kilometers.
Governor Buni urged the state Ministry of Works to exercise efficient and effective supervision throughout the project duration, guaranteeing the delivery of high-quality infrastructure that will benefit the communities for generations to come. Additionally, he left no room for compromise when he directed the contractors to execute the projects meticulously, adhering strictly to contractual specifications to ensure that the government gets value for its investment. The Permanent Secretary emphasized that only competent contractors with the necessary qualifications, certified by the state’s Bureau for Public Procurement, would be considered for these projects.
A list of Yobe Roads To Be Constructed.
Last year, the Yobe State government approved the construction of nine roads, spanning a total distance of 74.5 kilometers. The proposed roads include
- 22.5-kilometer asphalt road from Fika to Maluri, an
- 18-kilometer asphalt road from Bukarti to Toshia, a
- 13-kilometer asphalt road from Jajimaji to Karasuwa, and a
- 4-kilometer asphalt road from Nguru Highway to Karasuwa Galu. In addition,
- 5-kilometer asphalt road with 10 kilometers of concrete drains in Damaturu, a
- 3-kilometer asphalt road with 6 kilometers of concrete drains in Potiskum, and another
- 3-kilometer asphalt road with 6 kilometers of concrete drains in Nguru. Furthermore, the government intends to construct a
- 3-kilometer asphalt road with 6 kilometers of concrete drains in Gashua and another
- 3-kilometer asphalt road with 6 kilometers of concrete drains in Geidam.
With the Yobe state government’s resolute dedication and significant financial allocation, the dreams of the Karasuwa-Galu and Masaba communities are finally being realized. The construction of these vital roads marks a transformative step towards prosperity, connectivity, and progress in these previously marginalized areas.