By; DAHIRU SULEIMAN, Dutse
Governor Badaru’s invitation on Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal for commissioning of township roads in metropolitan Dutse has sparked – off speculations on the side of his party’s faithful that he was nursing for defecting the ruling party for PDP.
Even though in his speech, Governor Badaru debunked such claims as most unfounded and malicious, stressing that their invitation on Governor Tambuwal was unconnected with politics, rather based on mutual friendship respect for elders, and above all, in Jigawa State, they don’t practice politics with bitterness.
Earlier, Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal while commissioning the 744 Housing Estate, Sabuwar Takur & Yalwawa Roads network in Dutse, urged the benefiting communities to take ownership of the viable investment through proper and regular maintenance.
The road was awarded to Messrs Retrercha Nig. Ltd, in Dec. 2018, at the cost of N1.8 billion.
“I also urge the communities to ensure regular clearance of all drainaiges along the road in order to avoid flooding during rainy season” Tambuwal said.
He also commended Governor Muhammad Badaru of the state for constructing the road and other people oriented projects executed by his administration.
Earlier, Badaru said the road, which was awarded in Dec. 2018, was completed and handed over in Dec. 2019.
“However, this could not be commissioned then due to COVID-19. This 744 Housing Estate-Sabuwar Takur-Yalwawa road is one of the numerous township roads constructed by our administration. And we will continue to initiate projects for the good people of Jigawa,” Badaru said.
Speaking on behalf of benefiting communities, Alhaji Zubairu Barwa, commended the governor for the gesture. Barwa said the provision of the road has eased the major difficulty residents face, particular during rainy season.
He however, pleaded with the governor for additional drainaiges, street lights and completion of a mosque initiated by members of the community.
“This road has really brought a relief to the entire communities. Because during the rainy season, we, particularly motorists, find it very difficult to move in and out.
“We are also requesting for additional drainages, street lights for security purpose. We also need the governor to assist in completion of our mosque which is at roofing level,” Barwa requested.
Also, the contractor, Mr Domis Eteres, commended the residents of the area for thier cooperation throughout the construction period.