The Gombe State Executive Council has ratified the cost of maintaining regional water supply for 2022 and 2023. The Council approved a contract to CGC Nigeria for the operation and maintenance of the Gombe Regional Water Supply scheme in 2022 and 2023, at a cost of N1.1 billion and N1.2 billion, respectively.
The Commissioner for Water Resources, Mijinyawa Yahaya, said that the contract would improve water supply in the metropolis. The Council also ratified the upgrading of a junction on the Gombe/Potiskum highway at a cost of N1.7 billion.
The upgrade will take four months to complete. The Commissioner for Works and Transportation, Abubakar Bappah, also announced that the compensation rates for investment on properties affected by road construction projects in Gombe state would be increased by 100%.
In addition, the Council approved the construction of 550 housing units at a cost of N4.7 billion. The Commissioner for Housing, Idris Kwami, explained that the project would proceed as planned.
The Council’s decisions were made during its 29th Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by Governor Muhammadu Yahaya.