By Bukar Bolori
Borno State Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum, has ordered the immediate deployment of the newly acquired N1.4 billion worth of construction machinery into road and drainage construction in the state
The state government recently took delivery of 18 heavy duty road construction machinery which include four excavators, two pilling machines, eight driving rollers and graders, and two bulldozers imported to boost the capacity of it’s resident engineers.
Zulum, who was on Monday evening at an asphalt factory located along Maiduguri-Bama road to inspect the newly acquired machinery, directed immediate deployment of the machines to accelerate ongoing construction works at different locations across the state.
The Governor charged the state’s Ministry of Works, which is custodian of the machines, to ensure proper maintenance such that the equipment remain functional.
Commissioner of Works, Arch. Yerima Saleh, who received Zulum at the asphalt plant, said the newly acquired machines would significantly enhance the capacity of engineers both at the ministry of works and at the state Road Maintenance Agency to deliver ongoing projects on time without compromising quality.
He noted that the equipment are suitable for high level infrastructure.