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Borno to complete road projects, after Sambisa Forest capture

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Borno Governor Kashim Shettima

Borno Governor Kashim Shettima

The Borno State Government and Roads Maintenance Agency (BORMA) are to complete eight suspended roads projects that were “kept on hold;” because of Boko Haram insurgency and terrorism that claimed many lives and property, worth N2.9 trillion in the state.

The suspended roads cover a total distance of 261 kilometres that linked many communities in the Central and Southern Senatorial Districts of Borno state.

The State Commissioner of Works and Transport, Adamu Lawan announced this yesterday, at a news conference held at Musa Usman secretariat complex, Maiduguri.

He said the eight projects to be completed, include the Gambouru-Wulgo (11km), Dikwa-Mallam Maja-Banki (98km), Garin Gada-Balbaya-Fikahyel (50km), Miringa-Gunda (40km), Pulka-Kirawa (16km), Wiza-Khuhum (16km) and Damboa-Chibok-Mbalala (30km).

He said the contractor handling the Mbalala road has resumed to the project site, following the capture of Sambisa Forest by the military. He however noted that most of the roads and drainage facilities projects, including the Lagos Street and Bridge in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council (MMC), Jere and Mafa councils were also completed.

He said out of the 24 roads projects, 20 were executed through direct labour, while 10 additional roads projects were also completed by BORMA this year.



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