The day to day activity of man itself demands movement and interaction which ensures that needs are met and other necessities are put in motion.
There is virtually nothing that you do daily that does not require the usage of road(s) in one way or the other.
– When you wake up in the morning and set to go to work, or business, YOU USE THE ROAD
– if you want to take your children to school, YOU USE THE ROAD
– If you are sick and need to access medical care, YOU USE THE ROAD
– if you need to buy groceries from the market or stores, YOU USE THE ROAD
– If you’re a farmer and need to bring your harvest home, YOU USE THE ROAD
– To go to the place of worship (Church or Mosque), YOU USE THE ROAD
– To attend your preferred social events, YOU USE THE ROAD
– If you need the police to arrest a suspect or keep the peace, THEY USE THE ROAD
– Whatever it is that you want to do, YOU USE THE ROAD
So why shouldn’t Governor Bindow construct roads?
Taking a critical look at how central good motorable roads are to efficient and conducive living, the Adamawa State governor Senator Muhammed Umaru Jibrilla after taking the oath of office on May 29th, 2015 accessed the deplorable condition of roads in the state, even major roads in the city centre are nothing to write home about. The Governor known by his pet name Bindow quickly set out to right the wrongs of the past and to put in place a plan that will enhance development and ensure that businesses and other human activity go efficiently and unhindered.
Governor Bindow stressed that the ease with which people move around will enhance efficiency in healthcare, commerce, Agriculture, Education, and other sectors.
“There are about 49 constructed under the ministry of works all totaling 53.76KM with 6.75km of it as dual carriage way all the roads are township roads with reinforced concrete line drains ,various sizes of box culverts and the construction of a 3 span bridge at mubi”.
It is worthy of note that the faster and easier a sick patient gets to a health facility the higher the chances of getting adequate attention and healthcare. A road filled with potholes will endanger and worsen the condition of a sick person on His/Her way to the hospital.
When farmers harvest their produce one of the major challenges they face is how to transport such goods to the market, perishable farm produce will reach the market and consumers in time when good roads are available, the cost of transportation will be reduced hence positively moderating the cost of goods.
For those who argue on priorities of projects, direct impact should also be a consideration, especially when it cuts across both the rich and the poor, the roads constructed by Governor Bindow are pliable both by the elite and the poor in Adamawa state infact, most of the roads constructed are in communities massed by poor residents of Adamawa.
Education is one of the priorities of this Government. I know for sure, that the primary schools in the state are going to receive massive rehabilitation very soon in addition to one secondary school in each of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state. Only recently, the University Malaysia Kelantan entered into partnership with the state Government to sponsor Adamawa indigenes for studies on scholarship, how else will you describe the commitment of a Government to education? The teachers salaries quagmire is an unfortunate situation that the Bindow administration is bent on solving, it is a problem that started with past administrations but you cannot throw away the baby with the bath water, that challenge the Government will overcome soon.
The Bindow administration is focused and that is why first things will be handled first, rural and urban roads needs to be fixed to enhance efficiency in improve commerce both on small, medium and large scale.
Governor Bindow is making Gargantuan contribution to the development of Adamawa State. It is visible, and such giant strides will continue until Adamawa is at par with other developed states of Nigeria