The government of Adamawa State has denied allegations by the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that state governor Ahmadu Fintiri had failed to observe COVID-19 public health protocols last Tuesday at Port Harcourt airport, suggesting that the claim was politically-motivated.

The Executive Governor of Adamawa State, Rt Hon Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has flagged off the construction of two flyovers and township roads in Yola, the state capital.

Ahmadu during the flag-off ceremony said his administration is focused on the people’s driving needs and taking the state to the next level of development.

Speaking during the event, Fintiri said the projects were part of his campaign promises to the people of the state.

The governor said that the projects valued at N8.8 billion would be implemented vigorously, as part of his administration’s urban renewal policy.

“This event marks a milestone in our commitment towards fulfilling the promises made to Adamawa people during our campaigns.

“ Apart from the aesthetics, the flyover projects will take care of the anticipated population and expansion in the city,” he said.

Fintiri restated his administration’s commitment to the timely delivery of the projects, saying, “ We shall not concede to failure.”


He said that the state government had also begun the construction of roads in Michika and Madagali towns as a way of fulfilling its promises to the people.

“Plans are underway for the provision of roads and health infrastructure in Yola South, Numan, Fufore and other local government areas.”

Also speaking, Alhaji Adamu Atiku, the state Works Commissioner, said the ministry would indulge in vigorous supervision to ensure that the projects were delivered according to schedule.

He urged residents of the state to support the government by bearing the inconveniences in traffic flow that the project would cause.

“I urge the public to support the project, we shall definitely endure some form of inconveniences as we implement these projects,” he said.

Mr Elie Abu-Farhat, Managing Director, Messrs Triacta Nigeria Limited, assured that the firm would deliver within the stipulated period.

The flyovers to be constructed at Total petrol station junction and the Police Roundabout within the time frame been specified.

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