I ‘ll prioritise rural infrastructure development in my remaining 2 years – Gov. Sule

Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state, Saturday, said he will pay more attention to rural infrastructure and tackle insecurity in the remaining two years of his administration to attract more investors to the state.

He stated this at the flag off ceremony of about N2 billion Gudi – Moroa road project in Gudi, Akwanga local government area of the state.

He explained that access road network remains a cardinal factor towards enhancing economic growth and prosperity given the enormous agricultural and mineral endowment in the rural areas across the state.

The governor who commissioned a 17-kilometer Gudi – Moroa road said it would link so many farming communities from Nasarawa state to Kaduna state.

He said the project was in line with the implementation of his policy document; The Nasarawa State Economic Development Strategy (NEDS).

“It would be recalled that during my presentation of the 2021 budget to the state Assembly, I re-echoed our desire to sustain the provision of road infrastructure in the state inline with our policy of bringing government closer to the people as well as open up the state to investors with the view of improving the economic well being of our people. It is for this reason that we decided to award this 17km Gudi-Moroa road at a total cost of N1,836,074,573.03,” he said.

The governor also flagged off the construction of 57 kilometre Anguro – Bassa road in Kokona local government area.

The governor also flagged off the construction of N349.7 million neighborhood market in Akwanga local government area.

He said the construction of the market would also improve on the standard of living of the people of the area.

“The neighborhood market will consist of 52 lock up shops, 54 open market stores, 26 warehouses, adminstrative block, security post, public toilets, a restaurant among others.

“The upgrade of markets in the state is part of my administration’s commitment to enhance socio-economic activities of the people for the overall development of state, ” Sule said.