From Austin Ajayi, Yola
History was made on Saturday in Adamawa State with the commissioning of first flyover in the Northeastern part of Nigeria by former the Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar.
The flyover bridge constructed by the Fintiri administration at Total Filling Station junction includes provision of roundabout to distribute traffic to all roads at the ground level and extra lanes on the roads on each side of the roads on the ground level.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar congratulated the people of Adamawa for the project he said will improve traffic management and add to the beauty of the state capital.
He lauded Finiri for executing the such project in the face of dwindling economic resources coupled with the competing demands in the state.
Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said the significance of a project in the heart of a city like Yola “cannot be overemphasized” and named the flyover bridge after the late Lamido of Adamawa, Alhaji Aliyu Musdafa.
My administration must not wait until the population in the state bursts to the level of disorder and the roads are taken over by gridlocks before the construction of flyover arguing that It is equally cheaper to do it now since it is inevitable in the nearest future.”
“The project, is one of the packages for the Adamawa Urban Renewal campaign and the administration will sustain it at this pace or even at a more speedy stride, until all the urban centers and semi-urban centers wear a befitting look,” he said.
Fintiri assured that his administration will continue to provide good governance in the state.
In their separate goodwill messages, Alhaji Musa Garba, Barrister Musa Kaibo, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong and Galadima Adamawa Alhaji Mustafa Aminu commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for changing the face of Adamawa within two years in office.
The Managing Director of Messirs Traictor Nigeria Limited Engineer Elie Abu Farahat said the company had live up to specifications in the construction of flyover among other projects in the state and thanked the state government for patronizing them.