BETARA: The Federal Lawmaker Who Built 72 Roads in Biu

His infrastructure outlay will awe   you on end

By
Yakubu Ahmed-BK

Borno, the home state of Governor Zulum and Senator Shettima – the two most active governors of their time and architects of modern Borno, has produced, arguably the best performing House of Representatives member and one of the best three performing National Assembly members in Nigeria.

Muktari Betara, representing Biu, Bayo, Kwaya Kusar and Shani federal constituency in Borno state has, by the records of his activities in the National Assembly and in the area of projects execution in his constituency, outboxed any other member in the history of presidential system of democracy representation in the country.

The records of his achievements are simply legion, unprecedented and unbelievable. He represents four local government areas in the House of Representatives, with one of them – Biu as having the most educated people in Borno state. At the last count, there was no local government in his constituency that has not benefitted from one form of mega infrastructure or the other that have defined his courage, sense of justice, fair representation, generosity, selflessness and broadmindedness.

In Biu, the biggest of them, Muktari Betara has constructed a total of 72 roads, all of them fully asphalted with full complement of standard drainage and in some instances, walkways. Biu has suffered from lack of network of roads, a situation that had worried residents for many years.

The Betara roads in Biu are just a tip of the iceberg of his performance overall, and just one critical sector that he has touched in his constituency. It is on record that he has, arguably, done far better than any federal lawmaker in Nigeria in the quantum of his interventions and the broadness of his infrastructure outlay.

His youths and women development and empowerment initiatives covering the entire length and breadth of the four local governments are unparalleled.

How has the lawmaker sourced the funds to execute these multi billion naira projects and programs in a country that is largely bereft of such achievements? Aisha Ibrahim, one of his media aides and a respected journalist in Borno state and Nigeria at large explained that although funding from his constituency project budgetary allocations have played a significant part in the delivery, Betara’s connections, reach, restlessness in locating several funding outlets and his personal resources among others have all accounted for the success he has recorded in alleviating the suffering of his people and dividends of democracy delivery that is second to none in the country.

Next in this series of showcasing “The Betara Magic”, we shall dwell on how far he has gone to, to construct several standard sports stadiums in strategic parts of his constituency as a way of promoting sports to engage the millions of budding sports talents in his constituency.

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