By Zakariyya Aliyu Gwaram
The Adamawa State Executive Council revealed the state is ranked 3rd in Nigeria and 1st in the Northeast by the 2022 Budget Transparency Survey report, a feat which the State Commissioner of Budget Planning, Mr. Emmanuel Piridimso noted is due to the giant stride recorded by Governor Umaru Fintiri to ensuring transparency in the budget process.
The revelation came through during the 6th Executive Council meeting at Government House Yola,the state capital.
The council had also approved construction of a 3 span bridge across River Wuro Ngayadi in Madagali LGA at the cost of over N893m.
The bridge located after Michika along Mubi-Maiduguri Federal Highway was intially destroyed by Boko Haram insurgents.
Commenting on the approval, The State Commissioner of Information and Strategy, Mrs Neido Geoffrey Kofulto said the approval was to ease the hardships of the community and motorists plying the road as the temporary bridge constructed by the government was washed away by flood.
Mrs Kofulto further said the Council has also approved rehabilitation and desilting of three stormwater drainages in Yola North Local Government Area at the cost of over N161m.
The Commissioner said the drainages include Ganye Street passing through Rumde Jimeta Bypass which measures at 1.87kms.
Others, she said are Bishop Street passing through Luggere, covering 1.9km and CBN Market to Zaranda street measuring 2.6kms.
Nas FM’s Zakariyya ALiyu Gwaram report that the Commissioner of Works and Energy, Alh Adamu Atiku Abubakar had during the council meeting,on behalf of the council lauded the state government effort in ensuring the state participated in the just concluded sports festival that held in Delta State.