Gov Zulum Flags Off 113km Maiduguri Ring Road Project


Borno State governor, Prof Babagana Zulum on Monday flagged off the construction of 113-kilometre Maiduguri Ring Road project linking the east, west, and southern parts of the city.

The project is part of Governor Zulum’s urban renewal drive aimed at solving city congestion problems, addressing housing deficits, boosting job creation and economic growth.

Zulum disclosed that the project would be executed in phases, starting with Maiduguri-K16.5 Road to Maiduguri-Monguno Rd. via Maid-Gubio Rd., covering 16.5km.


“Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, is experiencing serious challenges as a result of the influx of internally displaced persons, which is putting huge pressure on the resources that we have inside Maiduguri to cater to the needs of the population, especially shelter and housing, among others. We are taking deliberate steps to decongest the city.

“Borno State Government decided to start the first phase of the project, which is about 16.5km. Insha Allah, we shall not hesitate to expand this scope of work to cover the entire 113km on the ring road,” Zulum said.

The Governor also charged the Ministry of Works and Housing to ensure quality work that can stand the test of time.

He said, “I want you to be very careful and ensure that this road, after completion, stands the test of time. Don’t look at the cost, and do not compromise standards. I want this road to stand fresh for the next 30 years.”

The Commissioner of Work and Housing, Engr Mustapha Gubio, assured the governor of the timely completion of the project while complying with all the engineering specifications strictly.

Briefing the Governor, the Executive Secretary of Borno State Road Maintenance Agency, Engr Sadu Auno, said the road is a dual carriageway with 7.3 width thickness in conformity with Federal Government standards on all engineering specifications.

Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the Borno State Geographic Information Service (BOGIS), Engr Adam Bababe, said compensation of over N1.6billion was paid to 732 persons whose farmlands were affected due to the project.


He also noted that a residential, commercial, industrial, recreational, and institutional layout will be established along the ring road in a land mass of about 2,000 hectares.

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