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Kano govt earmarks N1.2 billion for 42 road projects

The amount is for constructing roundabouts, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in a state of disrepair due to flood.

• September 18, 2022
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Kano governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje [Photo credit: The Sun Nigeria]

The Kano State government has earmarked over N1.2 billion for constructing roundabouts and rehabilitating 42 roads in the Kano metropolis.

This is contained in a statement by Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba on Sunday in Kano.

He said the amount would be expended on constructing roundabouts, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads in a state of disrepair due to flood.

The commissioner said some of the roundabouts, including the ones at A A Rano Filling Station and First Bank, among others, have been slated for reconstruction.

“A technical committee comprising engineers of the Ministry of Works, the State Urban Planning and Development Agency, as well as other Ministries, Department and Agencies had been constituted to study the situation for urgent action.

“The committee has already reached out to the contracting firms, some of which have been mobilised to undertake the projects,” he said.

Mr Muhammad said eight clusters of roads had been earmarked for rehabilitation and maintenance to ensure smooth vehicular movement.

He listed the projects to include Audu Bako Way, Sani Marshal Road, Mission Road, Hotoro-Tsamiyar Boka Road, Layin Kaura Goje, Sheikh Hassan-Layin Gidan Biredi-Sani Bello Road, Kwanar Jaba-Kwana-Hudu-Gayawa-Bridge Road.

The projects also include FCE-Kofar Famfo Road, Gwarzo Road, Sheikh Jafar Road, Muhammadu Buhari Road, New Hospital Road, Sabo Bakin-Zuwo Road, Lamido Crescent, Route to Cancer Treatment Centre, Dakata Road, DanHassa-Eastern Bypass, ‘Yan Mota-Kofar Mazugal Road, and Abagana Street in Fagge area of the metropolis.

Others were Aminu Kano Way – Kofar Ruwa, Festing – Bompai Road, France Road, Igbo Road, Gwammaja – Wapa Road, Kurna Babban Layi, Madaki Street Yolawa, Sabon Titi Mandawari, Kwanar Dala – Gidan Malam Aminu Junction, Lafiya Road, Bello Terrace, Alu Avenue and Iyaka Road.

He further reiterated the state government’s commitment to developing road infrastructure for the overall wellbeing of the people in the state. 

(NAN)

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