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Emir of Bauchi commends NEDC for multi billion Naira projects in North East 


Emir of Bauchi commends NEDC for multi billion Naira projects in North East 

Story from Ahmad SAKA, Bauchi

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleimanu Adamu, has appreciated the efforts of the newly reconstituted board of the North East Development Commission (NEDC) for executing project worth billions of Naira across the six states in the North East region.

NEDC board members inspect some ongoing projects in Bauchi State.

The Emir, who is the Chairman, Bauchi State Council of Emirs, gave the commendation when he received the board members of the commission led by its Chairman Major General Paul Tarfa and the Managing Director, Chief Executive Mohammed Goni Alkali, in his palace.

He said the impact of NEDC is being felt by all community members.

“Your interventions, especially in agriculture, housing, education, health care, roads and other infrastructures has restored hope to our people.

NEDC executes developmental projects in Bauchi State.

He advised them to do more and justify the confidence of the government that reappointed them and the confidence of the people they are serving.

The monarch commended the commission for their respect to traditional institutions which led them to pay homage to his palace and urged the team to work more with the state governments to achieve greater successes.

The Board Chairman of NEDC, Major General Paul Tarfa, told the Emir that the team came to Bauchi in continuation of the work done in the last four years.

“We are impressed with what is happening in Bauchi in terms of developmental projects. On behalf of the board of the commission we are grateful for the opportunity and privilege and also here to present to you what we have done in our first tenure in office,” he said.

Tarfa said the returning of the commission’s executives is a clear indication that the members did well in their first term tenure.

Tarfa expressed gratitude for the opportunity the government afforded them to continue to propel the rate of growth and development of the Northeast subregion.

He assured the emir of the commission’s commitment to vigorously pursue other developmental goals in the subregion for the benefit of the teeming populace.

The Board and Management of the North East Development Commission (NEDC), while in Bauchi, inspected multi-billion naira ongoing projects across the state.

They went to the sites of various ongoing projects in Dungal village along Bauchi – Jos Federal Highway where 500 units of housing projects and a mega school are situated.

Other projects inspected include the ongoing construction of Medical Emergency Unit, Ophthalmology complex at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital, as well as the ongoing construction of NEDC Mega School where the commission expressed satisfaction with the quality of work done.

The Commission also inspected the ongoing construction of its annex office along Bauchi-Jos Road, medical facility in the Bauchi metropolis and an ultra-modern cattle market in Soro, Ganjuwa local government area among others.

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