Provision of Infrastructure’ll Improve economy, create jobs, fight insecurity – Atiku Abubakar declares

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar commissioning 4.2km road named after him in Bauchi 

By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi

A former Nigeria’s Vice President President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has declared that provision of social infrastructure by government will improve the economy, create job opportunities for the teeming youths as well as help in the fight against insecurity. 
The former Vice President then called on Government at all levels in the country to prioritize provision of physical infrastructure which will enhance job creation and economic empowerment.
Atiku Abubakar made the call in Bauchi on Thursday while Commissioning the 4.2km Gombe – Maiduguri bye-pass in the state capital constructed by Governor Bala Mohammed led administration.
 Alh Atiku Abubakar said that the country needs extra commitments in eradicating the wave of unemployment and insecurity noting that embarking on massive infrastructural development project is the instrument for achieving economic prosperity.
While commending the Governor for constructing the road, Atiku Abubakar urged him to consolidate on his zeal towards impacting positively on the lives of the people.
 The State Governor Bala Mohammed said the project was inline with the urban and rural renewal projects initiated by his administration saying that Over thirty strategic roads were so far completed in addition to provision of basic infrastructure in critical areas.
Bala Mohammed also stressed the importance of the 4.2km Gombe – Maiduguri by-pass saying that it will decongest the city center and reduce risks of accidents caused by heavy duty trucks that always loaded. 

The Governor further said that  the Commissioning of the road project was a milestone in the history of bauchi state as the state government decided to immortalize the former Vice President by naming the road after him.
He also said that the Gombe Maiduguri bye pass road project was named after the former Vice President in recognition of his contributions to the evolution of the nascent democracy in the country and as one of the founding fathers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
In an address the state Commissioner of works Alh. Abdulkadir Ibrahim said the ministry intensified monitoring and evaluation to ensure the project meets the construct specification.

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