By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya has urged residents affected by road construction projects to comply with government’s directive of vacating the compensated structures within the scheduled period, saying their prompt compliance will facilitate timely take off and completion of the project.
According to a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant (Media and Publicity), Ismaila Uba Misilli, the Governor was speaking during the flag-off of payment of compensation to residents of Madaki, Bamusa and Yelenguruza whose property were affected in the road construction project planned to be executed by the state government.
He said despite the lean resources in government coffers, his administration will ensure lives of citizenry are improved from all facets of human endeavours
Governor Yahaya said road network construction across the eleven LGAs of the state is one of his administration’s priorities and therefore urged the host communities to cooperate with the construction companies for a hitch free project.
“Residents’ prompt compliance will enable the construction companies mobilize to site for project take off and possibly complete before rainy season begins”.
He said government will henceforth ensure due process in land allocation and sale of plots by individuals, warning that government will not take it lightly with any person found violating land allocation laws.
“During our campaigns, we pledged improving your lives in all facets of human endeavours, we therfore have to keep to our words no matter the economic status of the state because the resources belong to the people “.
Speaking earlier, the Commissioner of Finance and Economic Development Mohammed Gambo Magaji, who is the Chairman of the compensation payment committee, said about 109 affected persons will be presented with cheaques of about 80 million naira by the state government.
The commissioner for Works and Transport, Engineer Abubakar Bappah in a remark said the idea of the road project in the 3 communities was conceived since year 2012 but could not be reaized until the present administration came on board.
He said the residents of Madaki, Bamusa and Yelenguruza over the years experienced flood and other environmental threats as a result of lack of roads but if this project is completed the sad experience will soon be a history.
Speaking on behalf of the host communities, the Senior District Head of Gombe, Alhaji Abdulkadir Abubakar Umar thanked governor Yahaya for making the road projects in the 3 communities a reality.
He said after years of project expectations by the residents of the area, eventually governor Yahaya made their dream a reality.
He said traditional and community leaders are fully committed to suppprting government in whatever task they are found relevant in the course of the project implementation.
Ismaila Uba Misilli
Senior Special Assistant
( Media and Publicity)