By Sadiq Abubakar
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state, Saturday, embarked on inspection visit to project sites within the state capital, with a view to ensuring quality and timely completion of ongoing reconstruction projects.
The projects include new sites for Marini asphalt plants along Baga road and Auno town, primary and junior secondary school also along Baga road, the new industrial layout accommodating Borno plastic industry, Borno pop corn factory, Borno pepper factory, Borno poultry and the ultra modern state owned University campus along Maiduguri- Kano road.
At the asphalt plant, the governor was briefed on the level of progress attained on the various projects by the executive chairman of Borno state Roads Maintenance Agency (BORMA), Engr. Satomi Ahmed and Engr. Tijjani Hassan, while at the industrial layout, Engr. Ibrahim M. Ali conducted the governor round the facilities under construction where he informed the governor that the equipment procured were the best grades available in the market and that the facility, when completed, will be one of its kind in Africa.
While at the state University, the Commissioner for Higher Education, Hon. Usman Babayo Jaha, informed the governor that 33 containers of ceramic and wall tiles for the senate building and other structures were being off loaded while the tiles for other structures were expected in Maiduguri before the end of the week.
Responding, governor Shettima advised the commissioner to liaise with the military to ensure absolute security of the project sites and materials received.
Also at Baga road primary and junior secondary schools, governor Shettima directed that the blocks of classrooms be provided with air conditioning systems that could stand the test of time and commended the site engineer for the quality of work.
Engr. Satomi said adequate materials for the completion of roads and drainages had been provided by the state government, assuring that the projects would be completed for commissioning soon.