Construction of the 54-km Ngalda-Mutai road in Nigeria resumes

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The North-East Development Commission (NEDC) recently flagged off the construction of the 54km Ngalda-Mutai road which was abandoned due to the activities of Boko Haram. The route connects numerous agriculturally successful settlements in the local governments of Fika and Gujba in Yobe, making it economically vital.

Mohammed Goni Alkali, the managing director and chief executive officer of the commission, and Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe, jointly opened the road at Ngalda from the Fika axis.

Ngalda-Mutai road project to increase peoples’ socioeconomic and security conditions

Alkali said that SABTECH Tower Nigeria Ltd. received the road for N12.5 billion. The MD is confident that the project will increase people’s socioeconomic and security conditions. The commission’s effective interventions delighted Governor Buni.

Furthermore, he expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for facilitating the commission’s launch. The governor said, “Let me begin by praising Almighty Allah (SWT) for the state’s improved tranquillity and the chance to gather here to officially launch construction of the 54-kilometer Ngalda-Mutai Road (Phase II).

The building of Phase 1 of the Gujba-Ngalda Road encompassing Gujba-Mutai was flagged off by me on December 16, 2020, under the auspices of the MCRP (Multisectoral Crisis Recovery Projects), but it was regrettably plagued by outrageous insurgency attacks.”

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He continued, “Thank God for the current situation’s improvement and the constant advancement of the roadwork. The building of this road will undoubtedly expand the areas that are rich in agricultural resources. And allow for the simple flow of people, commodities, and services. Which would encourage more agricultural, commercial, and economic activity in the benefited areas.”

This project is, therefore, a noteworthy initiative by the NEDC that is consistent with our goal of state development. Such complementary actions would undoubtedly have a significant positive influence on the lives of our people.