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18 km Okpata-Agyema road construction after 40 years excites Nasarawa community

By our reporter, Lafia

The people of Agyema and surrounding communities have expressed joy and appreciation to Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule for approving the construction of 18 kilometers Okpata-Agyema road after 40 years to connect the people of the area.

Speaking with newsmen at Agyema during inspection, a son of Agyema and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media, Dr Nawani Aboki have expressed appreciation to Governor Sule for making their dreams a reality.

Dr Aboki said Agyema and surrounding communities have struggling with the bad nature of the road for 40 years before help finally came from the present administration under the leadership of Gov Sule.

“This is deeply appreciated, more than 40 years ago we have been struggling to get this done, unfortunately it has never worked.

“As you can see how both men, women and youths have come out in large numbers to show appreciation to the governor. We are deeply appreciated the effort of the state government,” he said.

Ayuba Aguye, District head of Agyema, while commending Gov Sule, said the construction of the 18 km Okpata – Agyema road was a dream came true for the people of his community who had suffered untold dilapidated nature of the road for years.

According to him, linking Agyema community and surrounding communities to neighbouring towns would enable them to transport their farm produce with ease to markets unlike before now.

“We are very grateful to the governor for approving this road, we also want to thank him for appointing our son as special adviser and many more appointments of our sons and daughters into the state civil service,” he said.

Others who spoke are: Joel Ade, Mary Ibrahim and Dorcas Godiya, they both expressed appreciation to the Governor for put an end to their years of suffering as a result of bad nature of the road.

“Before now this road was very bad, it is almost impassable, we spend almost two hours instead of 2O to 30 minutes to get the neighbouring town but now the road is wide and passable,” Dorcas said.

Speaking earlier, Umaru Ibrahim, Nasarawa State, Coordinator, Nigeria COVID -19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus (NG-CARES), said Okpata – Agyema road was one of the 26 roads earmarked for the NG-CARES Project by the state government.

He said the motivation for the construction of the road was to open up rural areas so that farmers in the communities could assess good road to transport their farm produce.

“We are happy with the state of the road though work is still ongoing, we will give this road attention it deserves, this is the first time this road is getting this kind of attention,” he said.

On his part, Musa Ibrahim, member representing Doma South in the state House of Assembly, while thanking Governor Sule, appreciated Dr. Aboki for facilitating the project to his community.

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