By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Residents of Laduga and other Kachia Communities have commended the Kaduna State Government and Farmtrac Construction Limited for the road projects and other major link roads across Kachia Local Government Area of the state.
According to members of the communities, the road projects have not only opened Laduga village and other areas to business opportunities, they have also helped to ease transportation of farm produce from the villages to the market areas.
All the residents interviewed expressed satisfaction over the speed and quality of work done by the contractor, Farmtrac Nigeria limited.
According to them, it takes a government with great level of political will and concern for the citizens to award such gigantic construction works at a rural area such as; Laduga, Kachia Local Government Area.
Mal. Ja’afar Salihu, the youth Leader of Miyetti Allah, ,Kachia Local Government Area and Laduga village said, “we have lived here for over 30 years without motorable roads.”
Though he said, “The Laduga-Railway Crossing road project is yet to be completed, we have every reason to praise Governor el-Rufai- led administration for constructing the road at a time we have lost hope in governance”.
Also speaking on the roads project, Alhaji Rabo Yusuf, Majidadi Sarduana Laduga said he observed that Farmtrac has shown zeal to perform and deliver on time. We see our road as federal road, because of the quality of work done, especially on the bridge.
Marafan Laduga, Alh Shaibu Usman explained the difficulty they encountered in the past.
“We used to take days trekking to crossing, but now we use 10 to 15 minutes from Laduga to Railway Crossing. I have never seen a quality of work done here by an indigenous contractor in recent times.
“The company can compete favourably with any foreign contractor in the area standard “.he noted.
Former Chairman, Kaduna Revenue Board, Ahmad Bako Jibrin,Magajin Gari Laduga said, “These days, we rarely get reliable contractors that consider standards above personal gains and wealth acquisition.”
He however, said, “Because of the road now, our businesses are thriving, schools are springing up and we are all happy for it
“We praise God and the Governor for the beautiful job, even before completion, our life style is improving and income increasing daily.”
Former Majority leader, Hon. David Umar Gurara in a chat with journalists after a tour of the road projects at Kachia said, “I am a PDP member, but can’t hide my feelings on the kind of quality construction jobs and road projects executed by Governor Nasir el-Rufai through Farmtrac Construction company in Kachia Local Government area.
The Managing Director of Farmtrac Nigeria Limited, Engineer Sadiq Abukakar thanked Kaduna State Government for giving his construction firm the opportunity to prove its worth as an indigenous construction company.
He explained , “Our vision is to become one of the most reliable construction firm that can compete favourable with any international contractors in terms of standard and delivery time.”