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Yobe completes Trans-Saharan road to serve 200 communities




THE Yobe State government has said that in “cementing cordial and diplomatic relationship” with Niger Republic, and development of border communities in northern part of the state, the Trans-Saharan road has been completed despite the security challenges posed by Boko Haram insurgency.

This was disclosed in Damaturu during an interactive session with Director of Press Affairs to Governor Ibrahim Gaidam at the Government House.

He said the completed Trans-Saharan road project covers a total distance of over 300 kilometres.

His words: “This international road that cuts across the desert in eight local councils of Yobe State will also serve over 200 communities engaged in farming, livestock rearing, fishing and other economic activities that the people rely on for some of their basic needs of life.

“The Trans-Saharan road project also links four local council headquarters of Geidam, Yusufari, Yunusari, Karasuwa and Machina, a border town with Niger Republic.”

Bego also added: “Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has built more roads than the total number of roads built since the state was created in 1999. From Potikum to Garin Alkali; Kaliyari-Bayamari-Gaidam; Bayamari-Yunusari; Gaidam-Bukarti; Maiduwa-Gadaka; Potiskum-Danchuwa; Jajimaji-Karasuwa. All these are roads built by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.

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