Governor Kashim Shettima
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has directed that 200 youths should be employed in the planned interlocking of some of the streets in Maiduguri in order to take them off crime and address the insecurity of the state.
This was disclosed Tuesday by the Commissioner for Works and Transport, Ibrahim Mohammed Bukar, while briefing Shettima who was on a visit to the Marini Asphalt plant to inspect equipment procured for the production of the interlocking stones.
The equipment includes 12 trucks; rollers, water tanker and pay loader among others which the commissioner said were on ground, adding that the trucks are all three wheel drives which can move from any direction.
The commissioner also requested the governor to approve the Ramat Square to be the centre for the massive production of the interlocks and for their safe keep.
Responding to newsmen after the visit, Bukar said the production of the interlocks in Maiduguri will begin soon.
On his part, Shettima expressed satisfaction with the equipment, saying they will help in the massive production of interlocking stones for the construction of major roads and streets in Maiduguri.
The Governor directed that the commissioner should liaise with the chairman Maiduguri Metropolitan local government area and others to get the required number of youth for the project.
The governor and his entourage also inspected the proposed site for Tipper Garage on Bama Road and directed that the place be cleared for the construction of a toilet, mosque and borehole to begin.
Also the farmer who is an old man who planted Beans on the site was compensated.
The governor also inspected the shopping mall at the 303 Housing Estate in Maiduguri under construction, saying that he was satisfied with the level of the work so far carried out.