Setting The Record Straight By Senator Ishaku Abbo

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Today I am setting the record straight on some specific roads in Adamawa state currently under construction by the Federal Government of Nigeria under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The federal government of Nigeria conceived plans for the recovery of the North East with many initiatives of which one is called Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project ( MCRP).

The Multi-Sectoral Crisis Recovery Project is a $200M long term loan to Nigeria specifically meant to support the Government of Nigeria towards rehabilitating and improving critical service delivery infrastructure, improve the livelihood opportunities of conflict and displacement-affected communities, and strengthen social cohesion in the North East Participating States of Borno, Yobe and ADAMAWA.

This $200M loan is managed by North East Development Commission (NEDC) on behalf of the federal government.

Adamawa state was earmarked $45M and $30M was released to the Adamawa state Government to pay contractors of this Federal Government project in line with the World bank MOU with the FGN via MCRP Adamawa office.

Currently some of the roads awarded in Adamawa state include

1. ADAMAWA CENTRAL: – construction of 6KM Road in Garkida, Gombi LGA

2. ADAMAWA NORTH:

(a) – Construction of 35 Kilometers Road from Tsamiya in Mubi North LGA through Vimtim to Bazza.

(b) Construction of Lokuwa Bridge.

(c) Construction of 2.5 Kilometers Hospital Road in Michika LGA of Adamawa state.

Currently another the sum of $175M additional funding for MCRP is approved as phase 2 which will start next month.

As a member of the Senate standing committee on Special Duties which oversees the activities of NEDC, I have these records and we will soon be in Yobe and ADAMAWA to have a look at these projects on our oversight responsibilities having just came back from Borno state.

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Therefore disregard publications giving credit to the Governor for these projects instead of Thanking President Mohammadu Buhari.

I want to use this opportunity to thank Mr. President for his determination to rebuild the North East.

I also call on the President to draw a timeline for ending the war in the Northeast so that IDPS can go back to their ancestral homes.

Thankyou Mr. President

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