The newly constructed 15.5km Sisinbaki-Kwarra road in Wamba Local Government Area of Nasarawa State estimated to have cost N2.49 billion has been commissioned.
Governor of Nasarawa State, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, commissioned the road on Saturday (May 22, 2021), as part of activities marking the second year of his administration.
According to the Governor, his administration decided to construct the road in order to open up the potentials that abound in the Farin Ruwa area, especially after the Federal Government took over the construction of the Farin Ruwa dam project, previously initiated by the first civilian administration of Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
Engineer Sule stressed that his administration embarked on the construction of the road to open up opportunities in the area, which has been forgotten, particularly in agriculture and tourism.
The Governor also took time to commend the Chinese construction company that handled the project, the CCECC, which he described as highly reputable company known for delivery of quality services across the country.
Engineer Sule equally appreciated major stakeholders in the community, especially the Gom Mama, HRH, Alhaji Bala Mustapha, for protecting the project and ensuring that there were no incidence of kidnapping or armed robbery.
The Governor announced that the Federal Government has taken over the construction of the Farin Ruwa dam, estimated to cost N8 billion. The work has since commenced, with a view to providing potable drinking water and hydropower.
He added that, recently, after a visit by the Minister of Information, Tourism and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Federal Government, expressed willingness to promote the Farin Ruwa tourism site, with the area also identified as one of the newly created national parks.
Handing over the project to the State Government, Managing Director of the CCECC Nigeria Limited, described the event as historic, with the projected completed in spite of the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the contractor, the two-lane modern carriageway, will improve transportation and investment in the area.
Earlier, in a welcome address, State Commissioner for Works, Hon. Philip Dada, said the idea of the Sisinbaki-Kwarra road project, was conceived by the Engineer Sule administration, to grant access into and out of the benefiting communities.