Projects: Group decries FG’s slow action in North

A group, Northern Reform Organization (NRO), has noted that the northern part of the country was at a crossroads in the face of the myriad of abandoned projects. 

In a press statement jointly signed by the group’s director of publicity, Malam Mahmoud Adnan Audi, and the director research and planning, Malam Hamisu Isa Sharifai, it stated that the region was inundated with uncompleted projects, unfulfilled promises and dashed hopes. 

According to the statement, projects like the River Niger dredging, which was conceived in the 1950s, were still at a snail speed. 

“The discovery of over one billion barrels 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, they 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 on-going. 

“Our roads infrastructure is still in a state of disrepair; there is a need for the completion of the on-going 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 read in part.