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Gov Zulum flags off 113km Maiduguri ring road project


Gov Zulum flags off 113km Maiduguri ring road project

Borno State governor, Prof Babagana Umara Zulum, has on Monday officially launched the Maiduguri Ring Road Project, spanning 113 kilometers and connecting the eastern, western, and southern sectors of the city.

This ambitious initiative falls under Governor Zulum’s visionary urban renewal strategy, designed to alleviate traffic congestion, resolve housing shortages, facilitate employment opportunities, and stimulate economic development within the area.

In his address, Zulum outlined the phased approach to project implementation, commencing with the construction from Maiduguri-K16.5 Road to Maiduguri-Monguno Rd. via Maid-Gubio Rd., covering an initial distance of 16.5km.

“Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, is experiencing serious challenges as a result of the influx of internally displaced persons, which is putting huge pressure on the resources that we have inside Maiduguri to cater to the needs of the population, especially shelter and housing, among others. We are taking deliberate steps to decongest the city.

“Borno State Government decided to start the first phase of the project, which is about 16.5km. Insha Allah, we shall not hesitate to expand this scope of work to cover the entire 113km on the ring road,” Zulum said.

The Governor also charged the Ministry of Works and Housing to ensure quality work that can stand the test of time.

He said, “I want you to be very careful and ensure that this road, after completion, stands the test of time. Don’t look at the cost, and do not compromise standards. I want this road to stand fresh for the next 30 years.”

The Commissioner of Work and Housing, Engr Mustapha Gubio, assured the governor of the timely completion of the project while complying with all the engineering specifications strictly.

Briefing the Governor, the Executive Secretary of Borno State Road Maintenance Agency, Engr Sadu Auno, said the road is a dual carriageway with 7.3 width thickness in conformity with Federal Government standards on all engineering specifications.

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS), Engr Adam Bababe, said compensation of over N1.6billion was paid to 732 persons whose farmlands were affected due to the project.

He also noted that a residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and institutional layout will be established along the ring road in a land mass of about 2,000 hectares.

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  1. […] State Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, officially inaugurated the Maiduguri Ring Road Project on Monday. This project spans 113 kilometers and links the eastern, western, and southern sectors […]

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