The North East Development Commission NEDC has expressed satisfaction with the progress of ongoing projects in the region.
The Chairman of the NEDC, Retired General Paul Tarfa stated this while fielding questions from newsmen after inspecting a Mega Secondary School Construction project in Song local government area of Adamawa state.
General Paul Tarfa retired expressed delight at the projects, hoping that the rest of the projects will maintain the same tempo of progress.
“I hope it will continue like this because it is one of the places we’ve seen and this is just one of the good ones”
The NEDC said it will be constructing 18 of such projects across the region and three will be in Adamawa state.
The board members of the commission said they will be going round the zone to inspect ongoing projects and make adjustments where necessary in order to ensure that the intended purposes for which these projects were meant, are achieved.
“We are here today in song to see how far the development has gone, I think that you can see that it is almost eighty percent completion by my own observation”
Some of the projects inspected in the state includes Mega school at Song local government area, renovation work at technical trade training Centre at jibiro Girei local government and the construction of Accident and Emergency complex at the Modibbo Adama university teaching hospital Yola.
Meanwhile, the Reconstituted board members of the North East Development Commission, NEDC on Monday, visited the Lamido of Adamawa to pay homage on the paramount ruler.
Chairman of the commission, General Paul Tarfa stated that there is a need to tour the region, visit relevant stakeholders and introduce members, as well as give update of progresses made so far by the commission.
The chairman added that they are in the state to inspect some of the ongoing projects and to chart a course forward for the commission.
He commended the Lamido for his efforts at maintaining peace in the state and solicited prayers and advice for the development of the commission and the region at large.
Responding, the Lamido of Adamawa, Doctor Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa who was represented by the Galadima Adamawa, Mustafa Aminu appreciated the board members for the visit which he described as a great honor to the entire Kingdom.
He congratulated General Paul Tarfa over his reappointment as Chairman of the Commission, pledging that the relationship between the commission and the Adamawa emirate council will continue to wax stronger for the development of the state and region.