The Federal Government has commissioned the completed Erosion and flood control project at the National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) Orientation Camp in Jalingo, the Taraba state capital.
Director Press and Public Relations of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Blessing Lere -Adams disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, May 28,2022.
According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari who was represented at the event by the Minister of State for Works and Housing, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, noted that the project was approved under the ecological intervention projects in 2020.
He explained that the project was meant to address the perennial problem of erosion in the area so as to enhance the comfort of youth corps members during their orientation programme.
He further explained that the commitment of the Buhari-led administration to infrastructural development was informed by the socioeconomic role it plays in enhancing connectivity, safe mobility and the provision of opportunities, all of which add value to the living standards of the people.
The statement said Sambo described the project as well envisioned and positioned, adding that it underscored the administration’s sincerity of purpose and responsiveness in tackling the challenges of its citizens thereby making life more meaningful.
He therefore commended the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha and the Ecological Project Office under the leadership of the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Aisha Lawal for ensuring timely and speedy completion of the project and many others across the country in fulfillment of government promises to the people.
The Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Ishaku who was represented by the Commissioner Taraba State Ministry of Youths and Sports Development, Mrs. Napisa Clara Ibrahim commended the Federal Government for executing the project which would bring relief to the benefitting community.
In her welcome address, the Permanent Secretary Ecological Project Office, Dr. Habiba Lawal said the project was executed by the Ecological Project Office to tackle the erosion and flood problem as well as enhance the road sustainability by constructing concrete drain networks within the camp.
She disclosed that the contractor, Messrs Peters and Partners Inter-Global Limited worked assiduously and conscientiously to ensure that the project was completed on time and in accordance with the specifications contained in the contract document.
The Permanent Secretary stated that the purpose of the commissioning and handing over of the project to the benefitting community was to enable them exercise ownership and to ensure its care, protection as well as sustenance.
She therefore implored the residents of the NYSC orientation camp and its environs to jealously guard the facility. Dr. Lawal applauded the exemplary and towering leadership qualities of the Honourable Minister of State for Works and Housing.