By Onimisi Alao, Yola
Taraba Governor Darius Ishaku and Senator Binos Yeroe of Adamawa South have joined residents of Taraba and Adamawa in a protest march in opposition to deplorable situation of the Numan-Jalingo Street.
The 104-km Numan-Jalingo highway is a Federal Freeway stretching from Numan, a serious city within the southern a part of Adamawa State and working by to Jalingo, the capital of Taraba.
It has been in a deplorable situation after contractors deserted rehabilitation work on it.
In a documentary on the highway introduced to newsmen in Yola beneath the #Fix_Numan_Jalingo_Road marketing campaign, Ishaku and Binos condemned the situation of the highway and known as on the Federal Authorities to hurry up efforts to repair it.
Contract for the freeway was awarded in July 2017 at N11 billion to Deux Undertaking Ltd and scheduled for completion in 20 months.
However greater than three years after, solely about three kilometres of the highway has been rehabilitated.
Binos, who spoke extensively within the documentary and was at its presentation to newsmen Friday night in Yola, stated: ‘It’s clear from our findings that whereas the contractor is financially and technically incompetent, the Federal Authorities itself has not been forthcoming with monetary mobilisation and this stuff should be rectified and all needed strikes made to get this venture accomplished.”
Within the documentary produced by Quest Media Ltd, Ishaku lamented the sorry state of the highway and known as for instant treatment.
He stated: “The deplorable nature of the highway impacts the financial lifetime of our individuals, as even our farmers discover it tough to maneuver their produce.”
Many customers of the highway in addition to residents of Adamawa and Taraba, who spoke within the documentary, confused the highway has develop into a loss of life lure must be fastened with out additional delay.
Binos, who fielded questions after screening of the documentary, requested the Federal Authorities to collaborate with State governments keen to rehabilitate federal roads in order that there wouldn’t be points round funding.
He additionally urged the Ministers of labor to journey all the time by roads relatively than fly in order that they will admire the sorry state of most Federal roads.
He stated he had submitted the documentary to related our bodies, together with the committees overseeing highway infrastructure within the the Senate and Home of Representatives.
“It’s my hope that by watching the TV documrntary and seeing how individuals endure on this highway, these individuals will likely be moved to do one thing to right the scenario,” he stated.