North at receiving end of projects execution – Group 

The Northern Reform Organisation (NRO) has said the northern part of the country is at crossroads in the face of myriad of abandoned projects that are yet to be completed. 

In a press statement signed by the director of publicity of the organization, Malam Mahmoud Adnan Audi and Malam Hamisu Isa Sharifai, director Research and Planning respectively, it stated that the region was inundated with uncompleted projects, unfulfilled promises and dashed hopes. 

The statement said  projects like the River Niger dredging which was conceived in the year 1950s were sill at snail speed,  adding that northern leaders at all levels must work together to ensure the projects are completed. 

“The discovery of over one billion barrel of oil in Kolmani River in Bauchi – Gombe axis, has broken the jinx in oil exploration and discovery in the north.

“Like the rail line project and the gas pipeline project are of immense importance to the north. Work on the project started in the year 2020 and was scheduled to be inaugurated  in the year 2023.  But up to now, it is still ongoing.

“Our roads infrastructure is still in a state of despair and there is need for the completion of the ongoing roads project. 

“Finally, we call on the authorities concerned to take proactive measures and bring to an end the insurgency problem rocking the north,” the statement said.