Your Excellency Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state, as a concerned indigene of Misau local government area, I feel compelled to write this letter to you with the hope that it will be a reminder on a project that seems to be abandoned by your administration.
I want to commend you for the unparalleled infrastructural projects, especially in the area of road construction both in urban and rural areas which you have constructed in Bauchi state not to mention other roads that are still under construction. The reading public, inhabitants of Bauchi state as well as visitors to the state can testify without fear or favour the good work you are doing.
Bauchi metropolis today has roads built with green verges, pedestrian walkways, drainage systems, street lights and bus stops powered by solar-energy lights, all thanks to the development oriented personality of the man at the helm of affairs in Bauchi state, Governor Bala Mohammed. I was elated seeing the unprecedented democracy dividends being bestowed in the city of Bauchi.
Sir, the people of Misau local government area want to draw your attention to the need for the construction and reconstruction of three major roads in Misau local government area. The roads are: Marshall road in the metropolitan city of Misau that links different areas to Misau emir’s palace and A.D Rufa’i College of Education, Legal and General Studies Misau, Ajili/Gargawa road that links Ajili and Gargawa to the metropolitan city of Misau and also Gwaram road that links Gwaram and Hardawa towns.
As we all know, road network contributes immensely to economic development of a society. It also provides employment opportunities, health care, education and other services that make both intra-state and inter-state activities easier.
Having said this, it is important to draw the attention of the governor to the plight of silent minority of his people who feel they have been neglected and treated unfairly in the award of road construction since 2003 to date and the execution of same. They have continued to wonder what their offence is, that they are neglected and treated as though they are not in the map of Bauchi state.
Residents of Marshall road, Ajili, Gargawa, and Gwaram towns view it as ironical whereby other roads near them have been constructed by the state government, while theirs seem to be overlooked by the government they overwhelmingly cast their votes for. Sir, these people want to remind you that of the six local government areas of Bauchi central, Misau is the only local government area you won.
The road, if reconstructed, will be of tremendous benefit to the people of MIsau metropolis, Ajili/Gargawa, and Gwaram, among many others. This is because it will also help in boosting economic activities of these areas.
Therefore, I wish to also appeal to Governor Bala Mohammed to use his good offices that Allah has given him to do something about these roads so as to bring succour to our people whose economic activities, livelihoods and related developmental issues have been hampered by the deplorable state of the roads.
Inuwa Muhammad Goje,
Misau local government area,