Governor of Taraba state, Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has flagged off the construction of the 24-kilometre Yerima-Gassol road at a cost of 7.7billion naira.
Gassol Local Government is known for its vast rice farming potential but poor road networks, security and farmer/herder conflicts have been major obstacles.
The state Government is also working with relevant authorities to set up a military base to contain banditry in the area.
Governor Ishaku guaranteed residents of the local government that the road project will be completed before he leaves office on May 29, 2019.
The State Deputy Governor, Haruna Manu, and residents expressed satisfaction at the start of the long-awaited Yerima-Gassol Road development.