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Stakeholders task Bauchi South Senator on abandoned road projects, security

The stakeholders during the meeting. | Photo: Ahmed Ahmed

‘Those roads, if completed, would boost agricultural and economic activities in the constituency and the state’

By Ahmed Ahmed

The Bauchi South Stakeholders in Bauchi State have urged the Senator representing the senatorial district, Sen Shehu Buba, to take proactive steps on the completion of abandoned Federal Government road projects as well as tackling insecurity in the constituency.

They made the appeal at Bauchi South Stakeholders’ Interactive Session in Bauchi on Saturday.

They lamented the high number of abandoned federal government roads in the constituency.

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A stakeholder, Mrs Maryam Bagel, said, “We have a number of road projects awarded by the Federal Government that link the Constituency from Dass, Tafawa Balewa, Bauchi Gombe, Tafawa Balewa Jos among others.

“Those roads, if completed, would boost agricultural and economic activities in the constituency and the state.”

Another stakeholder, Mr. Aminu Tukur, said, lamented that the security situation in the constituency had become worrisome, urging the senator to find a way of addressing  insecurity and farmers-harder clashes.

“Majority of the citizens are farmers. They need support to embark on farming and as well provide skills acquisition to the teaming unemployed youths,” Tukur said.

Besides, Alhaji Ibrahim Marafa, the chairman of the session, had commended the Senator for initiating the interactive session.

“Let me remind us that we are living in a democratic society; operating a presidential system of government where powers are separated among the Executive, Legislative and the Judiciary.

“The three tiers of government comprising the Federal, States and Councils.

Ours is a society of multi -religious and multi-ethnic society,” he said.

On his part, Sen Buba appreciated the stakeholders for attending the interactive session, saying, “As a politician and leader, I understand what it means to have the support of the people.

“Using the instrument of this kind of programme, we will drive the process of bringing positive change in the lives of our people through quality, responsible and result-oriented representation insha Allah.

“This kind of engagement, a sure realistic and sustainable path to achieving the socio-political, educational and other developmental goals of Bauchi South Senatorial District are realizable.

 “We need the wisdom of our elders, support and encouragement of our traditional rulers, the sound ideas of our scholars, guidance of religious clerics, energy and commitment of youth to move forward.”

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