Kano State earmarks N1.2bn for road construction
Jack Acheme, Kano
The Kano state government in North West Nigeria has earmarked over N1.2 billion for the construction and rehabilitation of various metropolitan roads in a state of despair as a result of floods occasioned by prevailing rainfall.
The Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said a technical committee comprising engineers from the Ministry of Works and Infrastructure, the state Urban Planning and Development Agency as well as other Ministries, Departments and Agencies have been constituted to study the situation for urgent action.
He noted that the committee has already reached out to the contracting firms while some have been mobilized to undertake the project.
The commissioner added that eight clusters of roads have been earmarked for rehabilitation and maintenance aimed at ensuring smooth vehicular movement.
He said some of the roads 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 and Bridge Road.
Others are FCE-Kofar Famfo, 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 and Abagana Street in Fagge.
The commissioner further disclosed the rest of the roads to include Aminu Kano Way-Kofar Ruwa, Festing-Bompai, France Road, Igbo Road, Gwammaja-Wapa, Kurna Babban Layi, Madaki Street Yolawa, Sabon Titi Mandawari, Kwanar Dala-Gidan Malam Aminu Junction as well as Lafiya Road.