By Ibrahim Kado
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has inaugurated the Total Junction fly-over bridge in Jimeta, Yola, which is the first of its kind in the Northeast region of Nigeria.
Speaking at the inauguration on Saturday in Yola, Abubakar described the project as a great achievement.
According to him, the fly-over will ease traffic flow, reduce accident, add color and beauty to the capital city.
He said the execution and inauguration of the project would serve as lesson to next generation of leaders for accountable leadership in the state and country at large.
In his remarks, Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa, said the inauguration was part of the activities to celebrate his two years in office as the executive governor of the state.
“Today’s event, which is the commissioning of the first overhead bridge in Yola, and perhaps, the entire Northeast is the climax of the first phase of our series of commissioning.
“We have spent the past two weeks in this mood from the commissioning of urban roads in Numan, Michika, Hong, Yola-South, Yola-North to the connection of Toungo to the National Grid, it has been celebration all through.
“The people of Adamawa have every reason to celebrate not only the presence of physical structures, they can see and touch as partly evident by what we are commissioning today.
“But more importantly, by the reinvention of trust and confidence in politicians and the fact that beyond rhetorics, campaign promises can be translated into realities,” he said.
Fintiri said the project comprised the overhead bridge and approach road expansion to the eight lane dual carriage from Maidoki Roundabout to the Bishop Street junction.
According to him, this is one project with a short history but interesting story whereby its projected duration of 12 months was completed within nine months. (NAN)