FG to spend N22bn on Bagel dam ― Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has disclosed that the Federal Government will spend the summer of N22 billion to construct a dam in Bagel village of Dass local government area of Bauchi State as one of the constituency projects he facilitated for the year 2018 aimed at boosting the economic growth of the area.
The Speaker made this known on Wednesday during a Thanksgiving Ceremony organized by his constituents under the aegis of Gobbiya Area Development Association (GADA) held at Gobbiya Community in Bogoro local government of the state to appreciate him for the many developmental projects he has so far attracted to the area.
According to him, some of the benefits derivable from the dam when constructed is electricity generation to the people of the local government.
Aside from the dam, Dogara said that road from Dagandi to Baran, Lere to Gindiri and Baraza bridge were also included in next year’s budget adding that the projects will be flagged off soon.
The Speaker also noted that within the period of his representation, he has facilitated the construction of Bauchi to Tafawa Balewa road worth N9.5 billion which he said would have taken the state government 10 years to complete if it were to execute the project.
This is just as he boasted that the House of Representatives under his leadership has been very proactive and has passed about 2, 000 bills into law within the last three years.
While thanking the constituents for electing him for three consecutive tenures that made him become the number four citizen of the nation now, Yakubu Dogara solicited their support in the forthcoming 2019 general elections to enable him accomplish his goal of completing the aforementioned projects.
Earlier, the Chairman of the Gobbiya Area Development Association, Mr Bulus Titus explained that the event was organized to celebrate Christmas with the speaker and to thank him for the development projects he attracted to the area such as dam, rural roads, electrification, solar system and blocks of classrooms at Gobbiya secondary school.
Some of the dignitaries who graced the ceremony included the Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Reps) Honourable Kawu Sumaila, Bauchi State PDP Chairman, Alhaji Hamza Akuyam and some serving members of the National Assembly.