The Bauchi State chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has praised the Federal Government for approving a N11.6 billion road project between Kirfi and Gombe Abba.
Mr Sabo Mohammed, Chairman of the APC Publicity Subcommittee, made the remark at a news conference in Bauchi on Saturday.
He stated that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved the project on August 24, 2022, at a meeting chaired by President Muhamadu Buhari in Abuja.
According to him, the poor condition of the road has been a nightmare for motorists and is endangering the lives of travellers in both states.
“We appreciate Mr President and the FEC for approving N11.6 billion for the Kirfi-Gombe Abba road project, the gesture will save lives and boost businesses.
“The party also lauded the President and Minister of Education for the establishment of tertiary institutions in the state,” he said.
He listed the institutions to include Federal University of Science and Nutrition, Azare; Federal School Nursing and Midwifery, Azare, Federal College of Education, Jammare, Federal Government College Misau, and the Zonal Model School, Bauchi
The spokesman also commended Sadiya Umar-Farouq, Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development for the execution of viable social and economic development programmes in the state.
“We are commending the minister for humanitarian interventions and support to victims of natural disasters in the state and the country at large”.
“We urge you not to be deterred by unnecessary criticisms that deviate from doing the good things for the citizens of the country,” he said.
While commiserating with victims of flood disaster in the state, Mohammed urged the state government and other stakeholders to support the Federal Government’s development programmes for the overall benefit of the people.