Nasarawa: Residents laud Gov Sule over dualisation of Keffi township roads



Some residents of Keffi Local Government Area (LGA) of Nasarawa State on Sunday, applauded Governor Abdullahi Sule over the commencement of work on the dualisation of two township roads in the area.



A cross section of residents spoke to members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) who were in Keffi as part of a state-wide tour to inspect projects executed by the State government.



The residents said that the commencement of work on the dualisation of the roads had brought great relief to the people of the area and would go a long way to decongest traffic as well as open up the town.



The dualisation of 1.3 kilometre road from the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Keffi roundabout to Total Filling Station and 1.2 kilometre road from FMC roundabout to Emir’s Palace was on as at Sunday, September 25, 2022.



Malam Mohammed Shaibu, State Trustee of the State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), commended the Governor for commencing the work and described them as legacy projects.



He explained that the Governor has proved to have a vision to transform the State to catch up with other States with infrastructure to better the lives of the people.



He said the expansion of the road is significant and would boost economic activities, address the problem of traffic jams as well as reduce the rate of road crashes in the town.



Also, Iyal Hassan, a commercial driver, expressed gratitude to the Governor for the dualisation of the roads, saying it would go a long way to reduce the rate of road crashes in the area.



Mrs Rosemary Joseph, a petty trader described the dualisation of the roads and execution of other projects by the Governor in the area as a dream come true for residents of Keffi and indeed the entire State.



“The narrow roads in the town had caused a lot of avoidable crashes where unfortunately a lot of people had lost their lives over the years.



“I am optimistic that the rate of crashes will reduce and we will record a lot of progress in Keffi when the work is completed,” she added.



Eng. Sadique Sani of Centre Field Engineering Ltd, the firm handling the projects, pledged that the company will deliver quality job within the stipulated one year five months.



On his part, Hon. Muhammad Baba-Shehu, Chairman of Keffi LGA lauded the Governor for executing landmark projects in the area.



The Keffi Council boss listed some of the projects completed with some ongoing in the area to include, construction of two- kilometre road from Sharfa filling station, to link FMC road, construction of 1.1 kilometre road from Chiroma junction to FMC roundabout, and construction of Antau bridge.



Others according to the Chairman are, Keffi neighbourhood market, construction of Keffi Square with a modern museum, schools, Primary Healthcare Centres among others.

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