Nigerian Gov’t to complete Cham-Numan road in Adamawa by December
The Cham-Numan road construction in Adamawa State awarded by the Nigerian Government in 2017 will be completed before the end of 2021, an official said on Friday.
The project was awarded to CCG Ltd at the initial cost of N9.3 billion in 2017, and an additional N7 billion was approved in 2020 to complete it.
Salihu Abubakar, Federal Controller of Works in charge of Adamawa, who gave the assurance in Numan when he inspected the project, said so far, 20 kilometres of the 46-kilometre road had been completed.
“The initial contract sum was ₦9.3 billion awarded in 2017, however, the Federal Government graciously approved additional ₦7 billion in 2020.
“The additional ₦7 billion approval was to handle the critical section of the road, which is 11 kilometres, starting from kilometre 29 to kilometre 18, which is now in advance stage, with no less than four kilometres left.
“So, we are appealing to the general public to appreciate federal government efforts; God willing, before the end of this year the whole project will be completed, especially the critical section of the road,” Abubakar said.
He explained that the delay was caused by some problems that cropped up in the course of the construction including insecurity, watery areas and clay covering 11 kilometres.
The controller, however, expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done so far.
A cross-section of motorists plying the road expressed concern over the slow pace of the work.
One of them, Musa Ibrahim, appreciated the quality of the work but said it has taken too long to complete.
Also, Linus Kudumti, a motorist, lauded the Nigerian government for the full reconstruction of the road.
“The Cham-Numan highway was abandoned during the PTF, despite the delay in completing it, we appreciate the federal government for awarding the full reconstruction of the road,” Kudumti said.