NEDC MD expresses satisfaction with ongoing projects in Adamawa

NEDC MD and his team during the inspection of projects in Yola on Thursday.
NEDC MD and his team during the inspection of projects in Yola on Thursday.
NEDC MD expresses satisfaction with ongoing projects in Adamawa

•Vows to look into challenges, ensure timely completion

The Managing Director of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Mohammed Goni Alkali has expressed satisfaction with the state of most of the ongoing projects in Adamawa State vowing to look into the challenges being faced so as to ensure timely completion of all the projects.

Alkali who made the revelation during a tour of ongoing projects in the state said, the rationale of the visit is to simply access the progress made, identify challenges and come up with solutions for the benefits of the state and its teeming people.


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“Most of the projects across the states are doing well, I have seen them. We want to make sure that those having challenges are looked into and make sure we provide solutions to those problems so that they could be completed,” he said.

Alkali who toured project sites of the commission across the three senatorial zones of the state also noted that the commission has concluded finishing touches to assist farmers with state of the art farming methods and tools for bumper harvest.

While in Yola, Alkali, inspected the ongoing construction of 500 housing units in the state capital, the ongoing construction of accident and emergency unit in Modibbo Adama University Teaching Hospital (MAUTH), solar powered boreholes at FCE and Yola and also the installation of street lights in parts of Yola metropolis.

The MD also inspected the three mega schools being constructed in each of the senatorial zones of the state, 2.5km access road at college of education Hong, 40 housing units at College of Education (COE) Hong, 32km Garkida – Dabna road in which 14km has already been completed and Dilchim bridge which is under construction.

Alkali also visited a collapsed bridge along Madagali-Waga road for possible intervention, water project in Mubi polytechnic and also inspected ongoing project sites at the state university Mubi.

With the exception of the Dilichim bridge which is under construction, the two bridges along the Mubi-Gwoza road which were destroyed at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency have all being completed.

While thanking NEDC, the Chief Medical Director of MAUTH, Professor Bakari Adamu Girei, thanked the NEDC for coming to the aid of the hospital through the construction of the mega accident and emergency center.

He noted that when completed, the new center which is ten times bigger than the existing facility will ensure boost in the operations of the hospital as he said the current center is grossly inadequate.

Similarly, the provost, College of Education Hong, Professor Benson Baha also commended the NEDC for the intervention in the college adding that when completed, the housing units being constructed will address accomodation challenges in the school.

Residents of Yola, Madagali and Mubi, Mohammed Gidado, Mathew Bulus and
Abubakar Tukur respectively commended NEDC for the timely interventions describing the intervention as worthwhile.


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