Benue State government  yesterday  flagged off the construction of 16 arterial roads in Makurdi, the State capital.

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Governor Hyacinth Alia, who flagged off the construction of the 15.39 km roads within Makurdi Metropolis, stressed that the construction is monumental as it marks a significant milestone in his government’s commitment to revolutionise the infrastructure of Benue State as well as prepare it to lay the foundation of a New Benue within 100 days in office.

He reiterated his pledge during the campaigns to better life of the people, saying: “This we are ready with willpower and sincerity to achieve within the available resources to us for your benefit.”

According to the governor, the roads include: New GRA part of Makurdi: Odeh-Ageh-John Felse Street (1.08km) with Spur to Akuma Abanyam and Othaniel Taanghar Street, Orkuma Akunda Street (810 metres), Lush Street (580 metres),Augustinian Community Roads (1.13km),Adeke/ Achusa Part of Makurdi, Nigerian Navy Barracks Road (1.98km, Keghem Malu street (420 metres).
Others are:  Wuurukum Part of Makurdi amongst them, David Jebe Street (1.33km) Kormya City Guest House — Akpeme (450 metres) Tyagher Gbaa Street (640 metres), W Victoria Aende Street (590 metres), Keke NAPEP Street 1.450 km) while the North Bank Part of Makurdi are: Ghandi Street (1.43km),Federal Low-Cost Housing Road (1.1km).

“In High Level Part of Makurdi, the roads are Eight Avenue (760metres), lorkyaa Ako street (extension) (700 metres) and Wadata Part of Makurdi, Ikeja —Sokoto Street (730 metres).

“The Construction of these roads will be a significant step towards achieving our goal of providing quality infrastructure for our people. These roads will not only improve transportation within the city, but also create job opportunities and stimulate economic growth.

“I urge you to maintain the highest standards of professionalism in supervising these works, ensuring that every aspect adheres to the specified requirements and that the projects are completed within the stipulated time frame.”