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Reflecting on Governor Inuwa’s Road Networks, School Infrastructure, Flood Mitigation Projects

By Ismaila Uba Misilli In a bid to enhance the infrastructure and living standards in Gombe State, the government of Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON has…

By Ismaila Uba Misilli

In a bid to enhance the infrastructure and living standards in Gombe State, the government of Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, CON has awarded multiple contracts focusing on critical areas such as urban road networks, educational institutions, and flood mitigation.

These projects are aimed at addressing the challenges posed by rapid urbanization, improving transportation, and creating safer and more conducive environments for the people.

Tumfure Road Project: Tumfure is a suburb of Gombe Metropolis which is plagued with the menance of rapid Urban Sprout.

Due to the densely populated nature of Tunfure Settlement and unplanned development the road network had to be surveyed and designed properly and the Gombe State Govt paid over 600M as compensation to land and property owners two weeks ago.

The Tumfure roads network, awarded toTriacta Nig Ltd, comprises of about 11km of asphalted roads, 8m wide, with reinforced concrete road side drains, several box culverts, laterite subbase and crushed stonebase.

The construction of Tumfure roads network will have enormous health benefits, ease transportation and in improve the general living standard of the people of Gombe.The contractor has pledged to complete the roads works in nine months

School of Nursing and Midwifery:
The construction of internal roads in School of Nursing, Gombe was awarded to Triacta Nig Ltd at a cost of N1,158,628,750 in April, 2024 after a selective tendering procurement process initiated by the Gombe State Ministry of Works and Housing.

The project consists of 1.1km of roads and about 3,000 square metre of parking areas with medians, walkways for pedestrians, reinforced concrete road side drains and about 850m of outlet drains of various sizes to ensure safe and proper discharge of runoff.

The construction of internal roads in the newly completed school of Nursing will meet international requirements in providing students and staff a safe and conducive environment.

Furthermore, a conducive learning environment will boost the academic performance and moral of the students who are the potential life savers of Gombe state.

Upon considering the long and trusted relationship with Gombe state Government, Triacta Nig Ltd has declared to construct the internal roads in the School of Nursing at their own cost. Thus, reaffirming the project as Triacta Nig Ltd ‘s corporate social responsibility to the good people of Gombe State. The project is almost 90% complete and the contractor has already started laying wearing course on the parking areas.

Construction of four span Bridge at Hayin Kwarin Misau: The construction of 4 span bridge at Hayin Kwarin Misau was Awarded to Triacta Nig Ltd in January 2023 at the contract sum of N2,506,913,683.

The project site is located in a flood prone area that suffers from massive flash flood every rainy season. The Hayin Kwarin Misau is the only link between the community of BCGA and Tabra in Gombe Metropolis.

This project was conceptualised on two aims; firstly to construct a bridge and road linking the two communities and secondly to provide river trimming and land reclamation such that the river flow is channelled to mitigate flooding.

The four span bridge was completed in June 2023 and immediately after the rainy season the bridge abutment where backfilled and road was connected. Then the tedious construction phase of river trimming, channel excavation, river bank protection and land reclamation began.

This project constitutes an asphalt road of about 500m long, four span R.C bridge, over 10,000 cubic metres of hard core river bank protection, about 10 hectares of land reclamation and 1.3km of river channelization.The project is about 75% complete.

As these projects near completion, the anticipated benefits in terms of health, safety, and economic growth are set to transform the region significantly. The proactive steps taken to mitigate flooding and enhance educational facilities reflect a forward-thinking approach to urban planning and community welfare, promising a brighter future for the people of Gombe.

Misilli is Director-General Press Affairs, Government House, Gombe

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