Fintiri flags off construction of 3rd flyover at the cost of N9.26bn
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has on Saturday flagged off the construction of the third flyover in Yola, Adamawa State capital at the cost of N9.26bn.
In his first term, the governor has constructed a grade interchange at police roundabout and another flyover at total filling station both in Jimeta, the administrative seat of power.
Rationalizing the necessity of constructing the third flyover in Jimeta, during the flagg off ceremony, Fintiri said it is a fulfilment of one of his cardinal campaign promises in the build up to the 2023 general election.
So far, the multi billion flyover bridge is the first major capital project the governor flagged off after winning his second term of office.
“I am enveloped by joy and gratitude to Almighty Allah for sparing our lives and making it possible for us to witness this day when I am at the verge of fulfilling one of the many campaign promises we made to our electorates during the 2023 electioneering campaign,” he said.
The governor noted that urban renewal is one of the cardinal goals of his administration as encapsulated in its 8 point agenda.
“Urban renewal occupies a central place on our 8 – Point Agenda of ensuring no one is left behind and nothing is left untouched in Adamawa State.
“In our first term in office, we prosecuted this campaign with great vigour and in this second term, I want to reassure you that we shall prosecute this campaign with even greater strength.
“We have improved the infrastructural status of both our urban and rural centers tremendously and we are not willing to back pedal on this course until the narrative is completely altered for the better. The mission is beyond rhetoric and the vision is clear: we are here to build an Adamawa State of the 21st century and beyond. Those who are in doubt can continue to lick their rotting wounds,” he noted.
Fintiri added that the huge investment of his government in infrastructure, has made Adamawa State as one of the emerging most business friendly states in Nigeria.
“The good road network within Yola and our signature overhead bridge and the grade interchange with underpass have so far placed our capital city beyond ecstasy to being the most convenient capital city for vehicular movement in the Northeast subregion.
“Today, we are gathered again to continue with the good job we are known for: the job of making our State great and making our people happy. The job of service to the present and future generation. So, when I say we are making history, you can appreciate what I mean.
“The project we are flagging off today, is our latest additions to this never-ending task of making history. To the Glory of God, the former Mubi Road Roundabout is by this groundbreaking confined to antiquities. And in its place, we shall have an overhead bridge with the reconstruction of the roads linking the adjoining Streets. This fits into modern design and into what defines our status at the moment and the nearest future.
“Considering today’s economic realities, the contract for the project is awarded at the total contract sum of ₦9,264,498,755.33K inclusive of all statutory deductions. It is awarded as Lot 1 with a completion period of 18 Months. The contract is awarded to Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited,” he said
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