N7.6bn Spent on Gombe Ultra-Modern Motor Park –Gov Yahaya

Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State recently announced that the state government has allocated N7.6 billion for the construction and equipping of an advanced motor park within the state.
Gombe state Gov, Muhammadu Yahaya
Gombe state Gov, Muhammadu YahayaVanguardngr

The governor made this disclosure during an inspection of the park's facilities on Saturday. He expressed concern over the contractor's delay in project completion, emphasizing that the state government is committed to ensuring that the project is operational for the benefit of the citizens.

Governor Yahaya stated, "We have invested N7.6 billion in this project, and the contractor's delays will no longer be accepted." He reiterated his administration's determination to utilize the facility for the betterment of the people.

Yahaya explained, "We are not indebted to you in any way, and there is no reason why you shouldn't complete the project by September." He further noted that the state government had formed a committee to oversee the smooth relocation of existing parks within the city, underscoring the importance of adhering to the September deadline.

Stakeholders in the transportation sector within the state have expressed their support for the project, recognizing its potential to generate employment opportunities and enhance mobility. The governor highlighted the significance of relocating the Bauchi motor park to make way for further developmental initiatives in the state. He mentioned plans to establish a three-arm zone at the vacated park location to accommodate diverse needs.

Governor Yahaya revealed that the N7.6 billion investment was financed through a bond, with the government adopting a post-dated payment approach for disbursement. He disclosed that the management of the motor park has been entrusted to the Gombe Revenue Optimisation Company Limited, which will collaborate with transport unions to recover the investment over time.

The ambitious project boasts impressive features, including an extensive road network, 250 shops, a clinic, a hotel with a capacity for 100 guests, a fire service station, and a trailer park capable of accommodating 2,500 trailers simultaneously. The governor also inspected ongoing projects in the state capital, which include the construction of the Sharia Court of Appeal and various road projects.

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