Nigerian govt lends financial muscle to road project
31 July 2012
The Nigerian government has lent its considerable financial support to a new transport project, which it hopes will speed up economic growth in the west African state, Daily Trust reports.
It has been confirmed that the government is to finance construction of the Katagum/Gamawa road in Bauchi to the tune of N700 million.
The overarching purpose of the project is to link the state of Potiskum in Yobo State, ensuring that people are able to move between the two points with relative ease.
Work on the project came to a halt due to funding issues. Now, however, the government has stepped into the breach to ensure that it eventually gets built.
"The Senate, through a motion urged the Federal Government to provide funds for the completion of the road, and it approved the immediate release of N700 million," commented Babayo Garba Gamawa, the senator representing Bauchi North.
"The road will start from Gamayin in Jigawa State through Katagum/Gamawa to Potiskum in Yobe State."