Governor Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe on Saturday ordered the contractor constructing the College of Nursing and Midwifery in the state to ensure completion by December.
Mr Yahaya gave the order during an inspection of the project in the Wuro-Juli community in the Akko Local Government Area of the state.
He said his expectation was for the college to take off by December, noting that the project seemed like one that would not be completed before the initial deadline given.
“The contractors and the ministries handling this project must work hard enough to catch up with the December target so that the next enrolment of students will take place on this campus,” he said.
He expressed satisfaction with the quality of work, noting that it had reached almost 65 per cent completion level.
The governor also ordered the Commissioner for Works, Abubakar Bappah, to assess the physical and environmental works that should be completed alongside the construction by December.
According to him, completion of the diagnostic centre, which is of 150-bed capacity, is about 90 per cent to 95 per cent completed.
He stated that NNPC Ltd. had assured that it would equip the diagnostic centre when the building is completed.
Earlier, Mr Yahaya visited the barricaded “Mile 3 Road’’, which he said had claimed no fewer than 11 lives in 2022.
He said the barricade was installed to prevent tankers, tippers and trailers, which crushed people to death on the road, from plying it on regularly.
Mr Yahaya cautioned residents and traders selling close to the road to vacate the area for their safety while urging motorists to imbibe good driving culture.