Gombe State government has spent over N19billion on the construction of 50 township roads and six highways.
The Governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, disclosed this while flagging-off township road construction in Billiri Local Government
Giving a breakdown of the projects he that said five Local Government Areas, Balanga, Billiri, Kaltungo, Dukku, and Funakaye, were part of the beneficiaries of the projects.
Dankwambo said that during the electioneering campaign he had promised to embark on developmental projects that touch on the lives of everyone in the state, irrespective of religious, tribe or party affiliation.
He applauded the effort of the religious and traditional leaders to discourage their subjects and followers from participating in any act of violence capable of destabilising the existing peace in the State.
Governor Dankwambo, said that government was ready to intensify effort to protect the lives and property of the people even as he said that there were plans to create an employment for unemployed youths in the state through the Ministry of Youths Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation which had already introduced a pilot scheme that would employ about 3000 youths.