President Buhari Commissions Gombe-Kumo-Billiri -Kaltungo highway
By Na'ankwat Dariem
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned the Gombe-Kumo-Billiri -Kaltungo highway in Gombe state North-East Nigeria.
The highway links three States of Gombe, Taraba and Adamawa.
Representing the President at the ceremony, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami described the sixty-six kilometer road as a strategic project aimed at improving the nation’s road infrastructure.
President Buhari said “Today, we are commissioning and handing over a 66.10km road, which links Gombe with the neighbouring Taraba and Adamawa states. The road connects three North Eastern states, which makes it a critical component of our national road network.
“This road has been built to the highest quality of design and workmanship and if properly used, will last for the designed service life” he explained.
He assured that this will support the ease of doing business, creat jobs and entrench a prosperous economic environment, in line with the administration’s commitment to eradicate poverty among its citizens.
The Nigerian Leader while commending the capacity and patriotism of citizens who put in their best talent and resources in the construction process, also urged them to avoid the abuse and misuse of the infrastructure and observe all road regulations particularly the maximum speed limit of one hundred kilometers per hour.
Also , Professor Pantami alongside the Governor Inuwa Yahaya commissioned the Federal Government’s Digital Economy Project IT Community Centre, Kaltungo.
The project is part of the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy for a Digital Nigeria of the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy, and implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.