Taraba seeks refund of N27 billion spent on federal roads

The Taraba State Government has appealed to the Federal Government to refund over N27 billion spent by it on construction of federal roads in the state.

The state’s Commissioner for Works and Transport, Dr. Tafarki Agbadu, made the appeal yesterday while interacting with newsmen in Jalingo, the state capital, during a weekly interaction between government officials and the media, an initiative of Senior Special Assistant to Governor Darius Ishaku on Public Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Bello.

The commissioner said the appeal had become necessary following the need to put the money into opening up of other access roads for increased economic activities in the state.

Agbadu explained that a Federal Government delegation had already undertaken an assessment tour of the projects in the state but no refund was made yet.

“We have spent over N27 billion in the construction of federal roads in the state without any refund. “I want to use this opportunity to appeal to the Federal Government for a refund of the money to enable us open up more roads and other projects,” he said.

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