The Minister of State for Works and Housing, Abubakar Aliyu, has assured motorists of immediate repair of a section of Gashua-Potiskum damaged by flooding.
Daily Trust had reported how passengers were stranded following the damage on a portion of the road.
But in a statement, Boade Akinola, Director Press and Public Relations, said an on-the-spot assessment of the damaged road had been done and the government is already taking urgent steps to remedy the situation.
Represented by the Federal Controller of Works in Yobe State, Olusegun Akinmade, he said, “The ministry would deploy the relevant agency to attend to the affected parts of the road in no time,” adding that the most affected part of the highway is a stretch between Garin Gada to Tarajim.
While commending the understanding of the motorists over the incident and its attendant inconveniences, Aliyu reaffirmed that the federal government would do all it could to remedy the situation as well as taking measures of averting future occurrences.
“President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to road infrastructure is unprecedented, as evidenced by his administration’s huge investments in road reconstruction and rehabilitation across the country.”
Accordingly, the Minister said the prompt assessment of the damaged portion of the highway is a demonstration of the leadership commitment of his ministry working round the clock to deliver on its mandate.
Yobe State Commissioner for Works, Engr Umaru Wakili Duddaye, was among the team that inspected the damaged portion.