The Director, Planning Research and Statistics, Federal Ministry of Works Mr. Jide Ode Marthins, has said that before the end of the year 2023 quite a number of roads projects will be completed and inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The director maintained that the country is at the period of road project completion and inauguration of infrastructures initiated and implemented by the present administration.
Marthins made the disclosure yesterday in Kano while delivering his speech at the opening ceremony of the 28th Meeting of the National Council on Works Holding in Kano from 22nd to 26th August. According to him, the meeting is an annual event which the stakeholders use to come together and deliberate on a number of issues that relates to infrastructural development with a view to proffering sustainable solutions.
Marthin said that the Council Meeting is heralded by a 2 Day Technical Meeting of Directors, Permanent Secretaries among others.
He said the responsibility of the technical meeting of the directors as you are aware is to create a solid and resourceful foundation by diligently reviewing the Memorandum submitted by stakeholders and fine tuning the recommendations made by Meeting of Permanent Secretaries for presentation to the Council.
In the current position of things, we all know that we are in the season of completion of projects especially the ones put in place by the present government.
The federal Works Director stated further that there are roads that are completed and the ones that are ongoing so far “ we have opened five to Six roads in the North West and we have other roads in the North Central, among them are the Nguru to Gashuwa, Shuwarin in Jigawa states to Bauchi state, Shuwarin to Maiduguri, in the North East, Weto bridge that connects Benue and Nasarawa states.
Other projects including the Niger bridge had attained Ninety-Eight per completion, as well as Lagos, Ibadan expressway under construction.