From Esther Akaa, Lafia
Residents of Nasarawa State have commended Governor Abdullahi Sule for initiating projects that have direct bearing on the people of the state.
Some residents in Keffi, Karu and Nasarawa Local Government Areas (LGA) of the state, gave the commendation during a good governance media tour embarked upon by members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Nasarawa State Council.
Speaking on Saturday in Keffi, Malam Iyal- Aliyu said the dualisation of two township roads in Keffi town has brought great relief to the people of the area and would go a long way to decongest traffic jams, as well as open up the town.
“The dualisation of 1.3 kilometer road from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi roundabout to Total Filling Station and 1.2 kilometer road from FMC roundabout to Emir’s Palace which is on going is commendable.
“We are very happy and excited because of the quality of work being done while others are ongoing. So, we appreciate the efforts of Governor Abdullahi Sule and we are very grateful for these gigantic projects,” Aliyu said.
Another, Malam Mohammed Shaibu, State Trustee of the state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), also commended the governor for the construction and dualisation of roads in Keffi LGA and described them as legacy projects.
Shaibu explained that the governor had proven to be a leader that has the vision to transform the State in terms of infrastructures to better the lives of the people.
He said that expansion of the road was significant and would boost economic activities, address the problem of traffic jam, as well as reduce the rate of road accidents within the town.
On his part, Chairman of Keffi LGA, Muhammad Shehu, appreciated the state government under Governor Sule for executing landmark projects in the area.
The Keffi council boss listed some of the completed projects to include, the completion of neighbourhood market and Keffi Square with a modern museum, construction of Antau bridge and 1.1 km road from Chiroma junction to Federal Medical Centre (FMC) roundabout, same of 1.2km road from FMC roundabout to Emir’s Palace in Keffi town.
Shehu mentioned others to include the establishment and construction of Ibrahim Barde Primary School in Keffi town and the grading and filling of 2 km road at Kiaibo-Fulani in Keffi LGA.
The Chairman further stated that the ongoing projects initiated by the present administration include, the dualisation of 1.3 km road from FMC roundabout to total filling station and the construction of three clinics among others.
He, therefore, called on the people to support the governor to enable him succeed beyond 2023.
In Karu LGA, residents also expressed happiness, commending Governor Sule for building an ultramodern bus terminal in the area to ease traffic congestion.
Speaking in an interview with journalists, Mr Salisu Adamu said: “We thank Governor Abdullahi Sule for constructing the Sani Abacha Bus Terminal in Karu.”
He said the youths, drivers, passengers among others were benefiting from the gesture, saying that the facility also serves as a means of revenue generation to the state.
On his part, the Karu LGA Chairman, James Thomas, said the state government was generating revenue from the facility due to its privatisation and charged the management of the edifice to ensure its proper maintenance for the the good of the people.
Similarly, the people of Nasarawa LGA, lauded Governor Sule over the construction of the 25 km Mararaba Udege-Udege Mbeki road and 1km Spur Udu road for the benefit of the community.
The Village Head of Eyenu, Mr Haruna Koki said the construction of the road has reduced the long period of time usually used when traveling on the road, saying residents now travel within a short period of 20 minutes from Mararaba Udege to Udege Mbeki community.
He also said that it has reduced the rate of kidnapping and armed robbery on the road.
The Voice earlier reported that the NUJ in the State had on Friday began a tour of the state to assess projects executed by the Governor Sule led administration.