The Federal Government has approved N3 billion to fund the construction of the Jalingo-Numan Road.
The road, which was awarded in March 2017 at the cost of N11 billion, to be completed in July 2019 become a death trap as well is covered by terrorists and armed bandits.
The Minister for State, Works and Housing, Engr. Muazu Sambo Jaji made this known over the weekend, during an inspection of Federal roads under construction within Taraba and Adamawa States.
According to him, the fund would be released to the contractor handling the project in July, adding that it would go a long way towards the execution of the project.
The Minister, who also visited the site of the construction company, (DEUX Construction Nigeria Limited) located at Numan town in Adamawa State, to ascertain the capability of the company to deliver on the contract, urged the contractor to ensure delivery of quality work.
He admonished the contractor to be more serious when the funds are released in the next few days or lose the contract to a more competent construction company.
When asked about the rationale behind the delay in executing the project,
The company site engineer, Frank Kohshola, blamed insecurity and lack of funds to the slow pace of the work on the project, explaining that only the sum of N1.5 Billion was given to the company after the award of the contract in 2017.